Venezuela

Relevant documents

National Report

The National Report for Venezuela was considered during the UPR 12th Session.

‘National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 15(a) of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)’, UN Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/12/VEN/1, 19 July 2011.

Date of consideration: Friday 7 October 2011

Corrigendum

‘Informe nacional presentado con arreglo al párrafo 15 a) del anexo de la resolución 5/1 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos. Venezuela (República Bolivariana de). Corrección’, UN Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/12/VEN/1/Corr.1, 21 September 2011.

Compilation of UN information

‘Compilation prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Accordance with Paragraph 15(B) of the Annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1. Venezuela’, UN Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/12/VEN/2, 25 July 2011.

Summary of stakeholders’ information

‘Summary prepared by the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in accordance with paragraph 15(c) of the annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1. Venezuela’, UN Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/12/VEN/3, 22 July 2011.

Individual Stakeholders’ reports are available here.

Outcome of the review: Report of the Working group

‘Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review. Venezuela’, UN Doc. A/HRC/19/12, 7 December 2011.

Recommendations:

Recommendation: Sign and ratify CRPD and its Optional Protocol; and the OP-CAT  
Recommending State:
Brazil
Response:
Accepted
Action:
5
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. International instruments
Session:
12

Recommendation: Continue with the work of the Ombudsman in monitoring the rights and guarantees established in the Constitution and international human rights treaties
Recommending State:
Paraguay
Response:
Accepted
Action:
2
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. International instruments
Session:
12

Recommendation: Develop a draft reform of the criminal code with a special emphasis on human rights in accordance with international standards [The recommendation as read during the interactive dialogue: Develop a draft reform of the criminal code with the aim to address serious human rights violations in accordance with international standards, with a special emphasis on the use of torture.]
Recommending State:
Russian Federation
Response:
Accepted
Action:
5
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. International instruments. Justice.
Session:
12

Recommendation: Consider the possibility of ratifying or acceding, as appropriate, to ICRMW, CED, OP-CAT and CRPD
Recommending State:
Uruguay
Response:
Under consideration
Action:
3
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. International instruments
Session:
12

Recommendation: Issue a standing invitation to all Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council
Recommending State:
Uruguay
Response:
Under consideration
Action:
3
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. Special Procedures.
Session:
12

Recommendation: Extend standing invitations to thematic special procedures of international and regional human rights bodies and allow such visits to Venezuela
Recommending State:
Norway
Response:
Under consideration
Action:
3
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. Special Procedures.
Session:
12

Recommendation: Invite representatives of international human rights organizations to visit Venezuela, including by issuing a standing invitation to the UN special procedures
Recommending State:
Australia
Response:
Under consideration
Action:
3
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. Special Procedures.
Session:
12

Recommendation: Take all the necessary legal and policy measures to prevent children and adolescents, from being subjected to labour exploitation and the worst forms of child labour, such as servitude, slavery, prostitution and trafficking
Recommending State:
Slovenia
Response:
Rejected
Action:
5
Issue:
Torture and other CID treatment. Rights of the Child
Session:
12