Human Rights Situation in

Venezuela

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.

Photo: Efecto Eco

 
Democratic Institutions
SEPARATION AND BALANCE OF POWERS

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

Restrictions

Excessive Use of Force

Arbitrary Detentions

Torture and Cruel Treatment

Sexual Violence During Arrests

Access to Justice

Photo: EFE

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Freedom of Thought and Expression:

Restrictions

State of Journalism

Internet

Access to Public Information

 

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Libertad de pensamiento y expresión
 
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Violence and Citizen Security

Photo: EFE

Poverty and economic, social, and cultural rights
Captura de pantalla 2019-03-07 a las 20.
Captura de pantalla 2019-03-07 a las 20.
Captura de pantalla 2019-03-07 a las 20.
Captura de pantalla 2019-03-07 a las 20.
 

Photo: UNICEF/ECU/2018/ARCOS

IACHR hearings about Venezuela
(in spanish)
 
 
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