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Venezuela’s withdrawal from regional human rights instrument is a serious setback

Headline Title:  Venezuela’s withdrawal from regional human rights instrument is a serious setback 06 September 2013 Venezuela must immediately reverse its decision to withdraw from the American Convention on Human Rights and make a commitment to truly protect all individuals, Amnesty International said today. The Venezuelan government’s decision will take effect on 10 September. The withdrawal will leave Venezuelan citizens without the protection of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. “This decision is an insult to the victims of human rights violations and places future generations…

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