Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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On 27 September 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Council established the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through resolution 42/25 for a period of one year, to assess alleged human rights violations committed since 2014.

The mandate of the Fact-Finding Mission was extended by the Council on 6 October 2020 for an additional two years, until September 2022, through its resolution 45/20

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Latest news

Venezuela: UN report urges accountability for crimes against humanity
16 September 2020
English | Español

Taking Venezuela’s Human-Rights Crisis Seriously” (Opinion Editorial by FFM)
October 2020
English | Español

Mandate

  • Investigate gross violations of human rights, including extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, including those involving sexual and gender-based violence, committed since 2014;
  • Help to combat impunity and ensure full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims;
  • Present oral updates on its work during an interactive dialogues at the 46th and 49th sessions of the Council
  • Prepare written reports on its findings to be presented to the Council during interactive dialogues at its 48th and 51st sessions.

Call for Submissions

​The Mission invites interested individuals, groups and organizations to submit information and/or documents relevant to its mandate.

In particular, the Fact-Finding Mission is interested in receiving information related to alleged cases of extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, including sexual or gender-based violence, perpetrated since 2014 in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as per Human Rights Council resolution 42/25.

Public hearings

Members

Documentation

Press Releases

Council extends mandate of the Venezuela Fact-Finding Mission for two years, until September 2022
6 october 2020
English | Français

Venezuela: UN report urges accountability for crimes against humanity
16 September 2020
English | Español

Council closes forty-second regular session, establishes a fact-finding mission on Venezuela
27 September 2019
English | Français
Webcast (video)

President of Human Rights Council appoints Members of Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela
2 December 2019
English | Español

Statements

Statement of Ms Marta Valiñas, Chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at the 45th Human Rights Council session
Spanish
23 September 2020

Press conferenceopening remarks by the members of Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
English
16 September 2020

Feature Stories

Infographics

Miscellaneous

Venezuela: UN report urges accountability for
crimes against humanity

Contact

Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Email: ffmvenezuela@ohchr.org

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