Venezuelan Government, OHCHR keep work plan for technical assistance, cooperation running

Within the framework of the work plan between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a virtual workshop was held on Thursday on the mechanisms to submit reports and monitoring of the UN human rights bodies’ recommendations.

The workshop was aimed at institutions of the Venezuelan state involved in this process, said Executive Secretary of the National Council for Human Rights Larry Devoe.

“Including the Public Ministry, the Ombudsman’s Office, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of People’s Power for Penitentiary Service, the Public Defender’s Office, and the Inspectorate General of Courts,” said the state agent to the International Human Rights System.

The OHCHR representatives shared information on the different data base models established in the continent to systematize and monitor all recommendations from the different UN mechanisms.

These models “can work for the process Venezuela has undertaken in order to establish a national mechanism enabling us to be more efficient in the making of those reports that should be submitted to the United Nations and in monitoring the implementation of these recommendations,” said Devoe.

The workshop was part of the work plan for technical assistance and cooperation agreed with the OHCHR, following the endorsement of the Memorandum of Understanding on September 2019 between High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

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