IACHR hopes Venezuela to rethink withdrawal
We could see the reemergence of dramatic situations in the region, the president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) noted
Referring to the Venezuelan Government decision to denounce the convention in November 2012, Orozco said in an interview published by Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there were "double standards" in the Commission with respect to Venezuela.
Orozco underscored that it is vital that the 35 States ratify or join the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights.
Although the conditions across Latin America are different from those of the 1970s, Orozco Henríquez warned against the reemergence of actions violating human rights upon the breach of the constitutional democratic order, absence of free and regular elections, and state of emergency.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.