Legal think-tank Veritas says the economic measures (sanctions) imposed by the United States of America and the European Union on certain Zimbabwean government officials and companies are not illegal.
In a report, the think-tank says all countries have a sovereign right to limit their dealings with other countries. Part of the report reads:
The measures imposed by the US, EU and other western countries are neither a trade embargo against Zimbabwe nor do they purport to bind all countries of the United Nations.
The fact that they were not imposed by the United Nations Security Council does not make them ‘illegal’. All countries have a sovereign right to limit their dealings with other countries.
The US has rejected allegations of engineering Zimbabwe’s economic implosion, instead, blaming corrupt political elites and cartels for the economic meltdown.