Rule of law in Venezuela ‘eroded’: UN rights chief

GENEVA (AFP) – The United Nations (UN) human rights chief lamented yesterday the erosion of rule of law in Venezuela, pointing to attacks on political opponents and activists, including using torture and killings.

“Essential institutions and the rule of law in Venezuela have been eroded,” Michelle Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council.

She was presenting a damning report published late on Thursday, following her visit to the troubled South American Country last month.

The report pointed out that, according to a count by Caracas, nearly 7,000 people have been killed during security operations in Venezuela in the past year and a half.