UNHRC: To be or not to be?

On September 16, media reports revealed that United Nations (UN) investigators had emphatically stated the government of Venezuela committed egrarious (outstandingly bad or shocking in normal parlance) Crimes Against Humanity.   

In a damning report quoted by the BBC, UN investigators said that cases of killings, torture, violence and disappearances were investigated in a fact-finding mission for the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UN team identified Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and other top officials as being implicated.  
According to the BBC, the Mission’s Chairperson, Marta Valiñas in a statement said “The mission found reasonable grounds to believe that Venezuelan authorities and security forces, have since 2014 planned and executed serious human rights violations, some of which including arbitrary killings and the systematic use of torture which amount to Crimes Against Humanity”. 


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