Venezuela has become the target once again of accusations regarding supposed human rights violations after the UN Human Rights Commission published a decision in the case of Eligio Cedeño last week, and new allegations of rape were made in the case of Maria Lourdes Afiuni.
Venezuela was elected as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday for the period 2013-2016, sparking criticism both domestically and in the United States of supposed human rights abuses in Venezuela.
The law for people with disabilities, passed in 2006, took further steps. As well as requiring public transport to include facilities to ensure access for disabled people, it also made it compulsory for all companies to have disabled people in five per cent of their positions. Coming from a country where disabled people are currently being penalised for supposedly avoiding work, the difference in approach is easy to notice.
A recent article by The Washington Post’s Juan Forero, entitled Latin America’s new authoritarians, is just the latest example of how the imperialists’ media machine is relentlessly engaged in media warfare against sovereign nations in the South
Venezuelan government representatives at an Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) hearing in Washington, US, yesterday, said its claims regarding the “freedom of expression situation” in Venezuela are “biased” and “disrespectful” of Venezuela’s sovereignty.
By Correo del Orinoco International, Nov 20th 2011
Last week, the Venezuelan Public Defender’s Office launched a school for human rights education that will be run by the state-funded Juan Vives Suria Foundation in Caracas and will carry out seminars in twelve of the country’s 23 states.
President Hugo Chavez said on Monday that the Venezuelan state can’t “permit that any Venezuelan is abused, be they accused of anything, in any part of the world” in reference to the imprisonment, torture, and trial of Ilich Ramirez (also referred to by Western media as Carlos the Jackal) in France.
This past Tuesday, the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) passed the Law against Forgetting, which mandates the investigation and remembering of politically-motivated state repression during the period of the Fourth Republic (1958-1998).
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez qualified Venezuela’s review at the United Nation’s (UN) Human Rights Council as “a victory for the truth” this Sunday, after a team of delegates presented the government’s national report on human rights to the UN council.