UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Confirms Visit to Venezuela

United Nations, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, confirmed on Friday her next visit to Venezuela from June 19 to 21.

According to an official statement issued by the organization, Bachellet’s agenda in Venezuela foresees meetings with government and opposition figures to discuss the current political crisis facing the country.

Bachelet will also have meetings with authorities from the judiciary, the National Assembly – Parliament in contempt since 2016 – and the National Constituent Assembly.

The high commissioner’s office announced that the itinerary will include contacts ‘with victims of human rights violations and abuses and their families’.

During March, a team of human rights experts from the United Nations (UN) toured several Venezuelan states, including Caracas, as a prelude to the High Representative’s visit.

The UN envoys verified the state of the humanitarian crisis denounced by opposition sectors and the treatment of issues related to health, food, freedom of expression, social conflict, violation of labor rights and violation of human rights.

On 27 February, during a meeting with the former Chilean president, the Venezuelan foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, reiterated the official invitation made on several occasions by President Nicolas Maduro to welcome her in Venezuela.


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