Administration of Justice

The World Factbook (CIA)
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ve.html

Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Venezuela. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Venezuela
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Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Venezuela. Forty-two other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Drugs & Alcohol

Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control - Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
These reports, produced by the Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD),  follows the progress of individual and collective efforts of all the countries participating in the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism, indicating both results achieved as well as obstacles faced by the countries. Other objectives of the MEM are: identifies the strengths, weaknesses, progress, and setbacks in each member state and of the hemisphere, in order to help orientat policies and programs to confront more effectively the drug problem; assists countries in generating internal support to fight the drug problem and stimulating change and development of the systems in drug control; and offers countries the opportunity to request technical or financial assistance and training to implement assigned recommendations from evaluation rounds. (website).


Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Venezuela
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Venezuela

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Venezuela, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.