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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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