This Wednesday, Venezuela issued a statement rejecting the oral update of the pseudo International Fact-Finding Mission in the country.
The text was published on the Twitter social network, by the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, after the 46th session of the (UN) Human Rights Council, ratifying that Venezuela «does not recognize parallel mechanisms that seek to hinder the fluid relationship of cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner,» he says.
Earlier, the country’s representative to the council, Héctor Constant, emphasized that the exhibition was a new “media circus”.
«The supposedly independent mission once again presents extremely politicized, biased and selective false information, without any balance,» he said.
Following, the full text:
“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its strongest rejection of the false accusations made by the misnamed International Fact-Finding Mission, within the framework of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Once again, accusations lacking the slightest support are made, based on media matrices and without direct contact with the reality of the country.
This pseudo Mission, established from a questioned resolution promoted by a small group of governments with serious internal situations of human rights violations, is a palpable example of double standards and the political use of international human rights mechanisms for the sole purpose of continue attacking 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 acknowledge, parallel and unnecessary mechanisms that seek to hinder the fluid cooperative relationship 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, enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, the pertinent resolutions of the General Assembly and the Council’s institutional building package, 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, March 10, 2021.