Human Rights in Venezuela (Google eBook)

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Human Rights Watch, 1993 - Civil rights - 106 pages
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Page 62 - in time of war, public danger, or other emergency that threatens the independence or security of a State Party". And even then, it permits the suspension of certain rights and freedoms only "to the extent and for the period of time strictly required by the exigencies of the situation.
Page 62 - In time of public emergency which threatens the life of the nation and the existence of which is officially proclaimed, the States Parties to the present Covenant may take measures derogating from their obligations under the present Covenant to the extent strictly required by the exigencies of the situation, provided that such measures are not inconsistent with their other obligations under international law and do not involve discrimination solely on the ground of race, colour, sex, language, religion...
Page 85 - They included arbitrary and excessively lengthy detentions, abuse of detainees, extrajudicial killings by the police and military, the failure to punish police and security officers accused of abuses, corruption and gross inefficiency in the judicial and law enforcement systems, deplorable prison conditions, and violence and discrimination against women.
Page 17 - In the determination of any criminal charge against him, or of his rights and obligations in a suit at law, everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law.
Page 3 - Petroleum and Political Pacts: The Transition to Democracy in Venezuela," Latin American Research Review, vol.
Page 32 - ... are among those judicial remedies that are essential for the protection of various rights whose derogation is prohibited by Article 27(2) and that serve, moreover, to preserve legality in a democratic society.
Page 18 - Convention, specifically the right to a hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal.
Page 85 - US Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1992 (Washington, DC: 1993). 3. ITAR-TASS, September 29, 1993, reprinted in Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), Central Eurasia, FBIS-SOV-93-188, September 30, 1993. 4. Arkadiy Dubnov, "Uzbek Reforms Promise to Be 'Special...
Page 3 - In addition, the parties promised to maintain a "prolonged political truce" that would depersonalize debate as well as ensure consultation among the parties. This truce, although not involving explicit quotas of power, required the formation of coalitions and an equitable distribution of the benefits from the state. Regardless of who won the elections, each party was guaranteed some share of the political and economic pie through access to state jobs and contracts, a partitioning of the ministries,...
Page 3 - The military agreed to leave power and to accepTaTiew^rolc-as^n^apolitical, obedient, and nondeliberative body" in exchange for an amnesty for abuses committed during authoritarian rule and a guaranteed improvement of the economic situation of officers. Political parties agreed to respect the electoral process and share power in a manner commensurate with the voting results. They also accepted a "prolonged political truce" aimed at depersonalizing debate and facilitating consultation and coalitions.

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