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Venezuela: UN Human Rights Council Should Renew Experts’ Mandate

The United Nations Human Rights Council should renew the mandate of its Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela, 125 national and international organizations, including the International Commission of Jurists, working on Venezuela said today. The Mission, established in 2019 to investigate systematic human rights violations in Venezuela, has played a key role in pushing for […]

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Venezuela: the authorities must stop undermining judicial independence

On 26 April 2022, the Venezuelan National Assembly elected in 2020 appointed 20 justices to the Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia, TSJ). Most of these appointments were politically motivated. As a result, the process violated international human rights law and standards on judicial independence. “Instead of restoring the independence of the judiciary, these appointments […]

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