“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 …

Hold Urgent Debate on Venezuela before Maduro speaks to U.N. Human Rights Council

Petition to president of Peru, Nikki Haley, and Federica Mogherini: I am shocked that the U.N. Human Rights Council is allowing Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro to open its session on Monday, September 11, 2017. The dictator will use the U.N. podium to mock the world, as he continues to starve, beat, torture, …

OAS should call for U.N. emergency session on Venezuela atrocities; UN Watch submits draft resolution

GENEVA, May 7, 2017 – The Swiss human rights group UN Watch today submitted a draft U.N. resolution on the crisis in Venezuela to members of the Organization of American States, and the U.S. and EU, and called on them to convene an emergency special session of the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council which …

Next Venezuelan government must remove Chavez propagandist Jean Ziegler from UN Human Rights Council

When the democratic opposition takes over in Venezuela, the first thing they should do at the UN is take action to remove Jean Ziegler, a long-time propagandist of the Chavez and Maduro regimes, from the UN Human Rights Council, where he sits as a member of its advisory committee, and previously as expert on the …

Issue 611: Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN right’s review

Exposed: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN rights review UN Watch report calls on Ban Ki-moon to investigate “fraud on a massive scale” Outside the UNHRC chamber where its record was being reviewed, Venezuela put on a large photo exhibit showing its alleged commitment to human …