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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, E/CN.4/2003/3, January 13, 2003

J. Violations of the right to life of persons because of their sexual orientation 66. The Special Rapporteur has continued to receive reports of persons having been subjected to death threats or extrajudicially killed because of their sexual orientation. In this connection, she sent a letter to the Government of Venezuela relating to reports of […]

Concluding Observations: Venezuela, CAT/C/CR/29/2, December 23, 2002

C. Subjects of concern 10. The Committee expresses its concern at the following: […] (d) Complaints of threats and attacks against sexual minorities and transgender activists, particularly in the State of Carabobo. link to full text of Concluding Observations:

Attacks on Justice 2002: Venezuela

The judiciary remained in transition, with a process of reform under way. Appointments to the highest levels of the judiciary have been irregular and ninety per cent of the judges in Venezuela lack security of tenure. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2000: Venezuela

A new constitution was approved by plebiscite at the end of the year. A radical restructuring of the judiciary, following serious denunciations of corruption and inefficiency, provided the backdrop for attacks on its independence and the suspension or dismissal of at least 229 judges. (more…)

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