UN and IACHR Rapporteurs condemn HR violations in Venezuela

Global and regional organisations are expressing concern about the current human rights situation in Venezuela. An OAS press release IACHR Deplores Repressive Measures Taken by Venezuela against Protests and Condemns Resulting Deaths and Injuries, states ‘The IACHR calls on the State to cease these measures and to effectively comply with its international human rights obligations.’ It notes that the IACHR ‘particularly condemns the rise in deaths, injuries, and mass detentions that have accompanied the militarization of management of the protests, in regard to which the IACHR has expressed its concern.’  On a related note, the article Venezuela / Protests: UN and IACHR Rapporteurs condemn censorship, arrests and attacks on journalists provides further information about the situation in Venezuela, in a situation that is exacerbated by the lack of clear reporting by the Venezuelan government as noted already last year in the UN Watch article: Fraud on the UN: Venezuela’s Corruption of its 2016 UPR Human Rights Review which notes ‘The UN’s examination today of Venezuela’s human rights record, in a periodic review conducted every five years by fellow UN member states at the Human Rights Council, is severely compromised by the Maduro regime’s manipulation of the non-governmental contribution to the record, which is supposed to consist of “credible and reliable information.”’