T.S.J. orders the National Assembly to refrain from conducting Venezuela’s foreign affairs

AN-TSJ

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (T.S.J.) stated in the judgment 478 against the National Assembly “without any spirit of prejudging the merits of the case” and suspends the effects of the parliamentary acts of 10 and 31 May 2016, respectively, in which the following agreements were established:

AGREEMENT EXHORTING THE COMPLIANCE OF THE CONSTITUTION, AND ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE POWER, THE SUPREME TRIBUNAL OF JUSTICE AND THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL COUNCIL FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE PEACE AND BEFORE THE DEMOCRATIC CHANGE IN VENEZUELA”.

“AGREEMENT SUPPORTING THE INTEREST OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON G-7, OAS, UNASUR, MERCOSUR AND VATICAN IN THE VENEZUELAN CRISIS”.

In addition, the Constitutional Chamber orders the President of the National Assembly, its Directorate and its members in general to refrain from seeking to conduct the Republic’s foreign affairs and to carry out actions that are not covered by its competences and which in turn belong to other branches of the Public Power.

The Office of the Procurator General is acting as a political party regarding the recourse argumentation. Reinaldo Muñoz Pedroza, Leyduin Eduardo Morales y Ramona Chacón Arias acted on behalf of the public body to bring the constitutional protective action against the acts of the National Assembly’s Directorate.

The Office of the Procurator General is acting as a political party regarding the recourse argumentation.

Extract of the Judgment

It orders the National Assembly, its President, its Directorate and its members in general, to refrain from seeking to conduct the Republic’s foreign affairs and, in general, to carry out actions that are not covered by the competences that correspond them in accordance with the current legal system and which, on the contrary, constitute exclusive and exclusionary powers of other branches of the Public Power; under penalty of incurring in the constitutional responsibilities that may arise”.

Datasheet

Office of the Procurator General of the Republic Vs. National Assembly.
11 days.
1- Competent. 2- Renews the action to a constitutionally controversy lawsuit. 3- The substantiation is admitted and ordered. 4- Enforces PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE, overrule parliamentary acts of 10 and 31 May.
SC-TSJ-Gladys-Gutierrez-232x300Joint presentation: Gladys María Gutiérrez Alvarado, Arcadio Delgado Rosales, Carmen Zuleta de Merchán, Juan José Mendoza Jover, Calixto Ortega Ríos, Luis Fernando Damiani Bustillos, Lourdes Benicia Suárez Anderson.
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