The UN Panel of Experts submitted a report to the Human Rights Council that insisted that senior Venezuelan politicians have played an important role in the judicial system to suppress, imprison and prosecute real or hypothetical opponents.
Geneva (apro).- The respect, promotion and enjoyment of human rights should not be conditioned on a country’s economic conditions, and economic sanctions should not be used as excuses for serious violations of human rights. Francisco Cox, a member of the delegation, stated that the United Nations has confirmed the facts regarding Venezuela.
“Torture, arbitrary detention, extrajudicial executions and missing persons have nothing to do with the economic situation of a country,” Cox said process After the United Nations fact-finding mission in Venezuela presented its report at the Geneva Human Rights Council meeting.
UN Panel of Experts submitted an audit to the Human Rights Council. The report stated that Venezuelan senior politicians exerted significant influence over the judicial systems to suppress, jail and prosecute actual or hypothetical opponents.
The report details how “since 2014, in the context of a national policy aimed at suppressing, discouraging and stifling opposition to the government, the flaws in the judicial system are closely related to serious violations of human rights and criminal patterns under international law”
The document reveals that “Venezuela has repeatedly violated due process. This is a judicial institution that lacks independence. It has been a victim of serious human rights violations by government critics.”
Last year, the investigation team submitted a report claiming that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that Venezuelan authorities and security forces have planned and committed serious human rights violations since 2014, some of which-including arbitrary executions and systematic use of torture”-constitute Crimes against humanity”.
The report believes that these crimes are by no means isolated acts, but are coordinated and carried out in accordance with national policies with the knowledge or direct support of commanders and senior government officials. ”
Caracas strongly opposed both the UN delegation’s reports.
Regarding the dialogue between Nicolas Maduro’s government and the opposition represented in the Unification Program, he believes that “it’s important that the parties take into account the two reports we have issued, and see what we have reported and recorded, as well as the situation. Any negotiation must include the improvement of human rights, reform of judiciary, reform of security forces, and reform of police.
The third round of UN experts’ dialogue was unsuccessful. It did not achieve concrete progress and it did not mention the reforms of the Venezuelan judiciary system that were desired by all parties. Nor did it announce a new date for next meeting. In the final statement, Dag Nylander (the Norwegian representative of the team) didn’t mention whether Venezuela’s judicial problems have been resolved.
Finally, Cox once again called on Nicolás Maduro (Nicolás Maduro) to authorize members of the fact-finding mission to enter Venezuelan territory. However, despite their inability to enter the country, “this is not because of any record of serious violations of human rights. The Venezuelan crime against humanity is one of the obstacles that needs to be overcome.