The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mic Helle Bachelet, will visit Venezuela next week, an announcement made this Friday that is the result of the prolonged efforts of his office to agree with the Venezuelan authorities the terms of this mission.
The visit will take place between 19 and 21, and during his stay the human rights officer shall hold a meeting with the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and also with sectors of civil society, as reported by his office.
In Bachelet’s agenda are also planned meetings with representatives of the opposition National Assembly (parliament), the official Constituent Assembly and Venezuelan ministers.
On the judiciary side, the High Commissioner will be received by the Supreme Court President, Maikel Moreno, and the attorney general, Tarek William Saab, as well as the Ombudsman, Carlos Alfonso Negret.
As part of what was agreed with the authorities, the former president will also receive victims of human rights violations and their families, as well as keeping in touch with leaders from various sectors of civil society.
Bachelet’s visit to Venezuela has been negotiated for several months and was preceded by an advanced mission that was last March in the country to verify that the conditions were met for the arrival of the High Commissioner.
His journey will be made in the context of an invitation to him by the government and that his own office requested.
The Treaties for the visit had to do with Bachelet’s willingness to prepare her so that it could not be used by the Government or any other political actor for its own purposes.