During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (2006)
Venezuela presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2020-2022 on 6 September 2019.
Concrete, specific key pledges included: Cooperate with the General Assembly, the Council and its human rights mechanisms; contribute to international efforts to promote and protect human rights, through the provision of human resources and technical and financial support; Coordinate with the United Nations office in Venezuela and OHCHR; monitor commitments under and continue to engage with the Treaty Bodies and the UPR; continue to meet its obligations under the international human rights covenants and conventions; ensure the continued provision of, basic universal social security benefits for older persons, survivors, persons with disabilities, and those experiencing redundancy or unemployment; strengthen the social protection systems; ensure that Venezuelans are able to enjoy their human right to identity; advocate for the recognition of access to safe water as a human right at all levels; uphold the rights of persons deprived of liberty and foster their productive integration into society; strengthen the National Human Rights Council in order to allow it to process effectively and as quickly as possible allegations of human rights violations submitted by, inter alia, social movements and non-governmental organisations.
An analysis of steps taken by Venezuela in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Venezuela is yet to accept most Special Procedures visit requests, although it has responded to almost 80% of all communications received. Of its periodic reports under the seven treaties to which it is a party, Venezuela has three overdue reports and the other four were submitted late. Venezuela has not made a voluntary financial contribution to OHCHR.