Venezuelans show their support for the constituent assembly. | Photo: AFP
Mark Twain noted that the devil can quote the bible. Likewise, hegemonic powers also use a false form of the noble wellspring of human rights to attack progressive governments.
►Article 19: The State shall guarantee to all persons, in accordance with the principle of progressivism and without any discrimination, joy and the opportunity to achieve which cannot be renounced, indivisible and interdependent with human rights. Their respect and guarantee are obligatory for the organs of the Public Power.
►Observation: The preceding article seems to raise, "human rights treaties signed and ratified by the republic," to the constitutional level but without fulfilling the indispensable requirements to protect and maintain this authority. On the other hand, the global legal tendency regarding human rights tends to give greater importance within these guarantees supreme rights that can and must be protected by international and national courts. Any alleged violation of property or other human rights could thus give rise to a ruling that would deprive the president of the republic or another agent for alleged human rights violations.
► Requests for reform: The state shall guarantee to individuals and collective bodies, in accordance with the principle of progressivism and without any discrimination, the enjoyment and opportunity to achieve that cannot be renounced, indivisible and interdependent of human rights. Their respect and guarantee are obligatory for the organs of the public power, in accordance with the provisions of the international treaties that are ratified by the republic, except in cases in which this could impair their sovereignty, immunity from jurisdiction and autonomy to resolve internal matters.