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Venezuela’s break with regional human rights court ‘an affront to victims’

Headline Title:  Venezuela’s break with regional human rights court ‘an affront to victims’ 13 September 2012 The Venezuelan government’s decision to denounce the American Convention on Human Rights and therefore pull out of the Inter-American Court constitutes an affront to the victims of human rights violations, Amnesty International said. On Tuesday, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza confirmed having received the Venezuelan government’s request to withdraw from the Convention and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights – which the…

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