Casla will present a report at the OAS on crimes against humanity

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) will host this Thursday the presentation of the Casla Institute’s Annual Report on crimes against humanity carried out by the Nicolás Maduro regime, documented in 2020.

New patterns and clandestine torture centers will be exposed, as well as a new chapter on the responsibility of the Cuban regime in planning the repression and induction of the crimes committed in Venezuela.

The event will include the participation of the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, the Vice President of the European Parliament, Dita Charanzova, and the executive director of the Casla Institute, Tamara Suju.

On December 2, 2020, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro and the Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect of the OAS, Jared Genser, published a report that reaffirms that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that the Maduro regime has been committing crimes against humanity in Venezuela since February 12, 2014, and also condemns the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for inaction in the face of these crimes.

The 153-page document, titled « Promotion of impunity: the impact of the failure of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into the possible commission of crimes against humanity in Venezuela » expands on the 2018 report of a panel of independent experts convened by the OAS, which concludes that there was a reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity were being committed in the nation.

In scale, scope and gravity

The new document notes that, since the 2018 report was released, crimes against humanity in Venezuela have increased in scale, scope, and severity, as the country faces a humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented political and economic turmoil, along with with a shortage of food and medical products.

Drawing on the work of the UN Independent Investigative Mission in Venezuela, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, NGOs, independent scholars and other credible sources, the new report details a vivid portrait of a Venezuela devastated by violence. sponsored by the state and in the throes of a humanitarian disaster.