Objective: To foster discussion in the context of the UN General Assembly that will press the international community to reject Venezuela’s recent efforts to re-join the UN Human Rights Council, given the country’s grave and worsening human rights crisis. In addition, the event will highlight Venezuelan civil society’s initiatives to generate an appropriate international response to the crisis, including efforts to promote a UN-backed Investigative Commission to bring to light grave violations of human rights and hold perpetrators accountable.
ISHR: Eleanor Openshaw - Venezuela’s re-election to the UN HR Council, analysis and implications
CEPAZ: Beatriz Borgez - International response for Venezuela
Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect: Simon Adams - Commission of Inquiry
CDH-UCAB: Eduardo Trujillo - Role of CSOs in defending HR