UN acknowledges that sanctions exacerbate human rights challenges in Venezuela

“Sectoral sanctions continue to exacerbate the country’s human rights challenges and affect the rights of Venezuelans,” said the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (DDHH), Volker Turk.

He official of the The UN made the statement this Wednesday during the 53rd Ordinary Period of Sessions of the Human Rights Council. In the instance, he recognized that the Unilateral Coercive Measures (MCU), also known as sanctions, affect the country’s access to medicines and adequate health care.

In the presentation of the report on the status of human rights in Venezuela, Turk insisted on the need to “support efforts that lead to an inclusive and effective dialogue” among the Venezuelans themselves and, in this sense, recommended “the rapid” application of the agreements reached to date, including the Social Roundtable agreement reached in November, RT review.

Venezuela responds

The permanent representative of Venezuela before the UN in the Geneva organizations, Héctor Constant Rosales, criticized that the office of the High Commissioner referred to unilateral coercive measures in terms of “sectoral sanctions”, considering that this denomination is “a complacent term with the illegality that they promote”.

“Although it is true that since 2015, the number of illegal measures has been exacerbated, currently reaching more than 900, which have led to the loss of 232,000 million dollars in the last nine years, the strategies have already been sufficiently documented. economic and political used to destabilize us since the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution”, he argued.

He also questioned that the entity affirmed that the economic crisis predates the application of restrictions by Washington.

Constant recognized as “very important the pronouncements of the high commissioner on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures, affirming certainly that they hinder the enjoyment of the human rights of the Venezuelan people and recommending their lifting.”

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