Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations


Venezuela catagorically rejects the declarations of the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson as ‘meddlesome’


New York, 12th June, 2015.- The Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations categorically rejects the false, meddlesome declarations made by the Office of the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, who expressed his doubts about the legality of the judicial proceedings in Venezuela and the country’s respect for human rights.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expressed its categorical rejection of this statement, made on behalf of the High Commissioner for human rights, as it constitutes a violation of the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and of Resolution 48/141 of the General Assembly that establishes the creation of this position, which requires objective, impartial, non-selective treatment, without manipulation or politically motivated ideas on the subject of Human Rights.
The declarations made by the Spokesperson for the Secretary General weaken the institutional credibility of the Human Rights Council insofar as they prejudice the institutional operation of a member country of this organisation, and surpass the mechanisms established therein, such as the Universal Periodic Review and the organs of the treaties.
Venezuela reiterates its permanent disposition to maintain constructive dialogue, based on respect, via the corresponding channels to tackle and contribute to the promotion of human rights throughout the world.