Statute of limitations - national proceedings

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 1999 (2009)

Title III
Duties, Human Rights and Guarantees

Chapter I
General Provisions

Article 29: The State is obliged to investigate and legally punish offenses against human rights committed by its authorities.

Actions to punish the offense of violating humanity rights, serious violations of human rights and war crimes shall not be subject to statute of limitation. Human rights violations and the offense of violating humanity rights shall be investigated and adjudicated by the courts of ordinary competence. These offenses are excluded from any benefit that might render the offenders immune from punishment, including pardons and amnesty.

Rome Statute

Article 29 Non-applicability of statute of limitations

The crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court shall not be subject to any statute of limitations.