OAS: Venezuela's exit from IACHR Court would be a shame
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza, during a visit to Mexico, said he hoped authorities to reflect and do not enforce the decision announced by President Hugo Chávez to leave the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court)
The Organization of American States (OAS) is confident that the government of Venezuela will not nail down its plan to withdraw from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court), as announced following a ruling against Caracas issued a week ago.
"I hope (Caracas) does not (leave the IACHR Court). It would be a shame that Venezuela becomes the only Latin American country that is not a member of the IACHR Court or that refuses to recognize it," OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza told Efe.
In an interview during a visit to Mexico to participate in the XVIII Plenary Session of the Circle of Montevideo, Insulza explained that Caracas has sent no official notice on the decision, but said that it was "imminent."
For Insulza, to have a court of this nature "really is a breakthrough, a great progress for human rights in the hemisphere."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."