In the ordinary session of this Wednesday, the National Assembly (AN) sanctioned the Law of the Commission for the Guarantee of Justice and Reparation of the Victims of Crimes against Human Rights, which aims to promote respect, guarantee and protection of the human rights of all people in equality and without discrimination.
The Law will limit its mandate to serious violations of human rights that affect life, personal integrity, personal freedom and freedom of conscience, thought and opinion, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (CRBV ) and applicable international treaties.
The document is made up of 18 articles, divided into two chapters, a transitory provision and a final provision. It establishes that the Commission does not replace the organs of the justice system in the exercise of their constitutional powers and competences, since its function is to monitor, study, evaluate, verify and recommend to reinforce the guarantee of justice and reparation.
Therefore, the implementation of its recommendations does not exempt from the necessary compliance with due process and the full exercise of the right of defense that assists any person in accordance with the CRBV and the laws.
Once the text was approved, the president of the AN, deputy Jorge Rodríguez, stressed that this law does justice just when the 22nd anniversary of the approval of the CRBV by the people is commemorated.
He asserted that the Bolivarian Revolution is based on the defense of human rights. “This is a revolution made by women and men who were persecuted by the henchmen of the Fourth Republic; consequently, it is very pleasant for us to approve laws of this category”, said Deputy Rodríguez.