Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order: Visit to Venezuela and Ecuador

Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights published today, 30 August 2018, the long-delayed report of the Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas (United States of America, Switzerland) on his visit to Venezuela and Ecuador form 26 November to 9 December 2017

Professor de Zayas was the first UN rapporteur to visit Venezuela since 1996.  He is also one of the few rapporteurs to have recently visited Ecuador. The mission aimed at examining the social and economic models prevalent in ALBA countries so as to formulate constructive proposals to improve the human rights situation and issue pragmatic recommendations how to solve economic and political tensions. He conducted the mission pursuant to the terms of reference of the international order mandate.  Bearing in mind that the expert is not a “super rapporteur” or a plenipotentiary, his mission could not…

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