Situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 24-Sep-2019


Human Rights Council

Forty-second session


The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments,

Reaffirming the primary responsibility of States to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of their citizens and to fulfil their obligations under the human rights treaties and agreements to which they are parties,

Recalling its resolution 39/1 of 27 September 2018 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,

Recalling also that regional arrangements can play an important role in promoting and protecting human rights and should reinforce universal human rights standards, as contained in international human rights instruments,

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