We have seen millions of people flee from the human rights crisis in Venezuela, victims of a policy of repression without access to the most basic rights like food and health
Today, Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo sent an open letter, accompanied by a petition signed by 53,677 people in 131 countries, asking the member states of the Human Rights Council to form a Commission of Inquiry to bring truth, justice and reparations to the victims of human rights violations in Venezuela.
“We have seen millions of people flee from the human rights crisis in Venezuela, victims of a policy of repression without access to the most basic rights like food and health. The international community must act now with a response that recognizes the right of the victims to justice and dissuades the recurrence of human rights violations,” said Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International Secretary General.
The government of Nicolás Maduro has been under the watchful eye of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, who has repeatedly denounced the serious situation in Venezuela. Just as over 100 Venezuelan and international organizations have requested, this monitoring must intensify with the establishment of an independent investigation mechanism. A Commission of Inquiry would not only describe human rights violations but would also aim to determine responsibilities for those violations. This would send a strong message to the victims as well as the perpetrators that human rights violations in Venezuela will not go unpunished.
Tags: Venezuela, Human rights.
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