Human Rights Situation in


Over the last few years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has been observing the weakness of democratic institutions and the progressive deterioration of the human rights situation in Venezuela, which has worsened significantly since 2015.


This report documents the serious human rights violations that have been taking place in Venezuela in recent years and seeks to raise awareness around them. It also analyzes the underlying causes for these violations and suggests actions the state should take to bring them to an end.

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Democratic Institutions

Relationship Between the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch

Effects of the Establishment of the Constituent National Assembly (ANC) on the Separation of Powers

Independence of the Electoral Branch

Citizen’s Branch: the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the

Ombudsman’s Office

Social protest


Excessive Use of Force

Arbitrary Detentions

Torture and Cruel Treatment

Sexual Violence During Arrests

Access to Justice

Photo: EFE

Freedom of Thought and Expression:


State of Journalism


Access to Public Information


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Libertad de pensamiento y expresión
Violence and Citizen Security

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IACHR hearings about Venezuela
(in spanish)
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2019 CIDH. Situación de derechos humanos en Venezuela  se distribuye bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional.


Basada en el informe de la CIDH disponible aquí

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