Rule of law 'virtually absent' in Venezuela, UN report says

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  • Government forces carry out killings with impunity
  • ‘Credible, shocking’ reports of unlawful killings of young men

Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, as the rule of law is “virtually absent” in the country, according to a new report by the United Nations.

The UN human rights office called on the government to bring perpetrators to justice and said it was sending its report to the international criminal court (ICC), whose prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation in February.

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