The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Victims’ Aid, Humberto Prado, presented on Monday the report Institutional Contempt: One Year After Michelle Bachelet’s Report on Venezuela.
Prado explained that the report is the conclusion of an objective evaluation of the situation of compliance with the 23 recommendations made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, after her visit to Venezuela in July 2019.
The representative of the Legitimate Government of Venezuela explained that despite the fact that the recommendations made by the High Commissioner should be implemented immediately, Maduro’s regime continues to commit human rights violations a year later.
“Very little of what has been ordered is fully observed within the country; on the contrary, the rule has been to plunge into a perennial climate of non-compliance with the recommendations. This phenomenon is particularly serious if one considers that many of the recommendations did not involve major administrative complications. On the contrary, the dissolution of the FAES is something that has been possible to implement,” Prado said.
Similarly, the official warned that this failure to comply of the regime has made the situation even worse. “Venezuela is immersed in a complex humanitarian emergency that has a differentiated impact on various aspects and vulnerable groups, and all of this has been detailed in detail by High Commissioner Bachellet through compelling statistics.”
Prado recalled that one of the points highlighted by Ms. Bachelet was the situation of vulnerability suffered by children at the J.M. de los Rios Pediatric Hospital, an institution that has not been cared for by the dictatorship despite calls for attention.
Finally, he blamed the dictatorship for the exacerbated spread of COVID-19 throughout the country. “This is a medical problem, not a military problem. This has not been handled in the most professional way, if compared to other countries, all of which has to do with education, we do not do it that way because what the regime does is to deploy repression mechanisms that result in human rights violations and the spread of the virus”.
“What the regime does is violate human rights every day, and it does it more with people of low resources who have to go out every day to look for their food,” he ended.