Weekly Report - 02 February 2023 (WR-23-05)

VENEZUELA: OHCHR visits amid fears for NGOs

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, arrived in Venezuela for a two-day visit on 26 January, landing in Caracas at a time when human rights under President Nicolás Maduro’s administration are once again under the spotlight. Venezuelan NGOs have warned that they face an existential threat from a government bill that would ban them from taking part in nebulously defined ‘political’ or ‘destabilising’ activities and require them to submit to extensive financial audits.

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