UN Adopts Watered-down Resolution on Venezuela ‘Squanders Golden Opportunity, Sends Wrong Message’

  September 27, 2018 — Today’s UN draft resolution on Venezuela, adopted by the 47-nation Human Rights Council by a vote of 23 to 7 with 17 abstentions, fails to name rights violations or attribute any responsibility to the Maduro government, “squandering a golden opportunity to finally hold …

UN to elect tyrannies to oversee human rights NGOs

GENEVA, April 16, 2018 – A Swiss-based watchdog organization today called on the world body not to elect a “rogues’ gallery of the world’s worst human rights abusers” to the 19-nation UN committee that accredits human rights organizations, including candidate countries Iran, Russia, …

Farce: Meet 2018 Membership of U.N. Human Rights Council

  Meet the 2018 membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the United Nations with the mandate to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights“: Democratic Republic of Congo Expertise in human rights: President remains in power in violation of constitution as …

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1. @UNHumanRights rep @AlfreddeZayas in Venezuela for fake investigation arranged by Maduro regime & just posted propaganda photos of abundant food—as millions face mass hunger. Also poses with Maduro soldiers. Why is @UN_HRC High Commissioner Zeid silent? https://t.co/EHW5ZC32Ey pic.twitter.com/8QGEeV2gUO …

“Venezuela is under the control of organized criminal gangs”: Aunt of Leopoldo López testifies in the UN

Geneva, 11 September 2017 Good afternoon. I am Julieta Lopez, the aunt of Leopoldo Lopez. Since 2014, I have come here to denounce, repeatedly, the torture and abuses committed against Leopoldo and the absolute lack of respect for human rights in Venezuela. I will not repeat what has been said up until now, but I …