Our priorities areas

We provide counseling and accompaniment to everyone interested in the legal and extra-legal defense of their human rights. A victim of human rights is understood as a person affected by the action or omission of the State.

Provea doesn’t have the capacity to take all types of cases. Therefore, our efforts are focused on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, commonly known by the acronym ESCR. Particularly, those that are linked to the priority areas of PROVEA. In order to take a case, the following conditions must be met:

It must be a situation of human rights violation where labor rights, the right to health or the right to adequate housing are affected, which currently make up the three (3) priority areas of Provea.

Preferably, these should include social and development organizations; social groups that are victims or affected and whose rights are affected; human rights organizations, activists and community leaders; as well as public officials and members of diplomatic delegations related to the promotion and protection of human rights. It must be an organized group of people affected by violations to their human rights. If the people have a private legal defence, Provea may assist or provide support on a case-by-case basis, but will not be able to take on the case.

Provea has only one venue, which is located in Caracas, and -thus- we can only judicially take the cases submitted to the territorial jurisdiction of the courts located in the Judicial District of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas. In non-judicial cases, we can provide accompaniment, depending on the specific characteristics of the situation at hand, due to the scarcity of personnel and the economic limitations of our budget.

We require the active participation of those affected in the construction of strategies, actions and in the follow-up of every aspect related to the case.

Note: in the event that a situation of violation of collective and diffuse rights is verified, Provea may consider taking action, without the need for an organized group of people to formalize a complaint to the organization.

Hours of operation:
8:30 am to 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm