The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) confirmed its on-site visit to Venezuela to assess the serious human rights situation in the country.
In a communication addressed to the Venezuelan ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), the multilateral organization reported that the dates available for the visit would be between February 3rd and 7th of the year.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) stressed that any government that invites them must provide the necessary facilities to carry out their mission and the necessary guarantees, such as not taking reprisals of any kind against persons or entities that have cooperated with it through information or testimony.
In addition, the Special Commission may interview, freely and privately, persons, groups, entities, or institutions. The State must provide the necessary guarantees to those who provide the Special Commission with information, testimony, or evidence of any nature. The members of the Special Commission shall have access to prisons and all other places of detention and interrogation and may interview privately the persons detained or arrested. The State shall provide the Special Commission with any document related to the observance of human rights that the Commission considers necessary for the preparation of its report.