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Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its Pre-Sessional Review of Venezuela

Human Rights Watch welcomes the upcoming review of Venezuela by the Human Rights Committee. This briefing provides an overview of our main concerns with regard to Venezuela’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR…
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

I. Summary President Hugo Chávez and his supporters have effectively neutralized the independence of Venezuela's judiciary. In the absence of a judicial check on its actions, the Chávez government has systematically undermined freedom of expression and…
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Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Mr. President, Human Rights Watch thanks the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers for her report. We were encouraged to see that she refers to the case of María Lourdes Afiuni, a Venezuelan judge who was arbitrarily arrested in…
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

This submission summarizes Human Rights Watch’s key concerns with the United Kingdom’s compliance with international human rights law in the context of the fight against terrorism. Diplomatic assurances One of the most damaging counterterrorism policies…