"Venezuela fully guarantees the enjoyment of the right to freedom of association," the executive secretary of Venezuela's National Human Rights Council, Larry Devoe, stressed Friday in a message posted on Twitter.
This, in response to the recent report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Association, Clement Voule, where he expressed concern about the situation of the rights of trade union organizations, even urging Venezuelan authorities to "guarantee freedom of association and a safe environment for dissenting voices" on Twitter.
— UN Special Rapporteur Freedom of Association (@cvoule)
July 22, 2022
In this regard, the Venezuelan official has emphasized that Voule should be concerned about complying with the Special Procedures Code of Conduct, which "obliges him to contrast information and act objectively and impartially".
According to the Venezuelan government, the UN human rights reports are “politicized”, since they do not consider the impact of illegal U.S. sanctions on the human rights situation.
"We denounce once again the absence of addressing the impact of the illegal unilateral coercive measures on the HR of our people," Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations, Hector Constant Rosalesو stated on July 1 regarding the report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, in which she called on the country's authorities to make more sustainable structural changes.
Caracas considers the disclosure of such reports as part of the U.S. interference in its internal affairs, under the pretext of a cynical concern for human rights.