Venezuela: Lawyers unable to practice their profession freely and independently

In a briefing paper released today, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls attention to the numerous obstacles and restrictions that Venezuelan lawyers face in exercising their profession. Lawyers acting independently are frequently subjected to harassment, intimidation, and even criminal sanction.  Lawyers acting in high-profile actions, particularly politically charged cases, or those involving human rights … Continue reading Venezuela: Lawyers unable to practice their profession freely and independently