Venezuela: Briefing to the UN Committee Against Torture, 53rd session, November 2014
This briefing details Amnesty International’s concerns about Venezuela’s failure to fulfil its obligations under the Convention. It highlights the organization’s concerns regarding reports of torture and other ill-treatment at the time of arrest, in detention and in the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials. The report also includes concerns regarding threats against human rights defenders and victims of torture. Amnesty International believes that Venezuela also needs to take measures to address gender-based violence, to ensure the independence of the judiciary, and to intensify efforts to end impunity.