New UN rights chief agrees to meet Venezuela's foreign minister
"I can confirm that Venezuela requested a meeting and the High Commissioner will be meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs," Jorge Arreaza, UN rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told AFP in an email.
She did not say when the meeting would take place, but Arreaza is to address the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday.
In a written version of the speech, the former Chilean president decried the "serious human rights violations" documented in recent reports on Venezuela.
Thousands of Venezuelans have been fleeing a spiraling economic and political crisis, as the country run by President Nicolas Maduro suffers the fourth year of recession.
According to the UN, some 1.6 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015.
Bachelet pointed out that the exodus was "due largely to lack of food or access to critical medicines and healthcare, insecurity, and political persecution".
"This movement is accelerating," she said, warning that "cross-border movement of this magnitude is unprecedented in the recent history of the Americas."
It suggested that those officers, who had supposedly been tasked with fighting crime, may have been responsible for more than 500 killings between July 2015 and March 2017, largely carried out in poor neighborhoods.
Bachelet said that since the release of the report, her office had continued to receive "information on violations of social and economic rights, such as cases of deaths related to malnutrition or preventable diseases, as well as violations of civil and political rights."
She lamented that "the government has not shown openness for genuine accountability measures".