Even a minor attempt to override constitutional checks can threaten the system as a whole.
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Human rights-defending organizations urge the Trump administration to uphold both the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and US Congress' constitutional oversight role in the determination of accountability for Khashoggi’s murder.
Beatriz Borges (center), representative of the Venezuelan organization Cepaz (Peace and Justice Center), speaks during a hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in 2018. Credit: ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images.