UN: “The rule of law is practically absent in Venezuela”

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today denounced the “impunity” that reigns in Venezuela, where the security forces have allegedly committed abuses for years without the State being held accountable.

“The failure to hold the security forces accountable for the grave human rights violations that have been perpetrated suggests that the rule of law is practically absent in Venezuela,” the high commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement. , Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

“For years, safeguards and institutional balances have been undermined, as well as the democratic space in Venezuela, which leaves little room for accountability to the State. Impunity must end, “he added.

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