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.
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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.