Venezuela rejects false accusations made by the misnamed International Fact-Finding Mission

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela firmly rejects the false accusations made by the misnamed International Fact-Finding Mission, in the framework of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Once again, the accusations are made without the slightest support, based on media campaign and without direct contact with the reality of the country.

This pseudo-Mission, established on the basis of a questioned resolution promoted by a small group of governments with serious internal situations of human rights violations, is a clear example of the double standards and the political use of international human rights mechanisms, with the sole purpose of continuing to attack Venezuelan institutions, as part of the policy of “regime change” implemented by the authorities of the United States of America.

Venezuela categorically ratifies that it does not recognize, nor will it recognize, parallel and unnecessary mechanisms that seek to hinder the fluid relationship of cooperation established with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in clear violation of the fundamental pillars of multilateralism and the functioning of the Human Rights Council, as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the institution-building package of the Council, among other relevant instruments.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates its willingness to continue cooperating with the Human Rights Council, its Special Procedures and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, always on the basis of strict adherence to the principles of objectivity, non-selectivity, impartiality, non-interference in internal affairs and constructive dialogue.

Caracas, 10 March, 2021