The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Victims Assistance, Humberto Prado, and the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, Miguel Pizarro, celebrated the renewal for a period of two years of the Fact-Finding Mission and the High Commissioner for Human Rights by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
In a communiqué signed by both representatives, they detailed that the international protection bodies will maintain a presence in the national territory in a context of serious human rights violations and a severe political, economic and social crisis promoted by Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
The document emphasized that the supervision and technical cooperation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the country has had a transcendental impact on the denunciations and follow-up of the human rights situation in Venezuela.
“We hope that these new resolutions delimit even better the diplomacy and the obligations in the matter of human rights, since the first one should not be an obstacle for the achievement of the second one”, they concluded.
Last Tuesday, October 6th, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved the draft resolution on the extension of the mandate of the OHCHR and the Fact-Finding Mission for two more years in Venezuela.
The draft resolution was approved with 22 votes in favor, 3 against (Venezuela, Eritrea and Philippines) and 23 abstentions.