The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), established in its decision dated June 3rd, 2021, that the murder of two people by police forces of the State of Falcon occurred in a context of police brutality, which affected mainly young men in a situation of poverty. At the same time, there exists a high degree of impunity in regards to said violence.

A decision of great relevance in a moment in which heavy-handed politics, of police and military institutional violence, is offered by the government as the most adequate solution for the crime.

The Court, questioning the government’s opacity in reporting the deaths perpetrated by public forces, ordered the Venezuelan State that it must publish an official report with the information regarding the deaths occurred at the hands of police forces in all the states of the country and the identification of the victims in these circumstances, even by means of information concerning the name, age, sex or gender, place of residence and social condition, among others, within the term of one year, at the most. This report that must be published every year can contribute to the fight against impunity and benefits the construction of a memorial of the victims of abuse of power in Venezuela.

In the context of the current crisis in Venezuela, human rights organizations maintain a continuous effort to record and document the systematic violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the population in order to accompany the victims and give visibility to these violations before the national and international community.

In this sense, the Crisis in Venezuela bulletin emerges as a weekly space in which, as a human rights movement, we bring together the situations that currently reflect the humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is going through.

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