- Category: News
- Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:19
Venezuela’s government has recently denounced the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR). It also plans to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. This move is seen as political retaliation for the Inter-American Court’s support for human rights claims in Venezuela. Any decision to withdraw from the Inter-American Court’s jurisdiction would set an extremely regressive precedent and constitute a setback for the human rights of the peoples of the Americas.
CIVICUS urges civil society around the world to stand in solidarity with the Venezuelan people and unanimously condemn these anti-people actions of the Venezuelan government through a global petition. Please urgently sign the petition by 1 October 2012.