The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed concern about the “lack of judicial independence” in Venezuela, which is partly due to “political interference”, particularly with regard to resolutions on the National Assembly. According to a report released to the UN Human Rights Council this Wednesday.
“The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights remains concerned about the lack of independence of the judicial system in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” the report said.
For Bachelet’s office, “the independence of the judicial system has been significantly undermined by uncertainty in the exercise of judges and prosecutors, lack of transparency in appointments, precarious working conditions and political interference” “
In particular, he wanted to emphasize that “Supreme Court decisions on the National Assembly controlled by the opposition continually raise concerns about political considerations that take precedence over legal provisions.”