Constitutional Court

01/24/2016

TSJ rejects Transparency Venezuela’s action against unfair electoral conditions

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court became a lightning rod of sorts to repel all appeals against the election victory of President Nicolás Maduro. In […]
01/24/2016

TSJ imposed censorship on the murder of prosecutor Danilo Anderson

The government handled the testimony and the silence of the “star witness.” The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court erected a fence around Giovanny Vásquez de […]
01/24/2016

Supreme Court warns that NGOs receiving foreign financing may be prosecuted for treason

The Supreme Court placed the noose around the neck of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the country. Through a statement signed by Constitutional Court Justice Francisco Carrasquero, […]
01/24/2016

TSJ endorsed chavista proposal to divide reform referendum into two blocks

“From my point of view, there is no possibility for the reform to be voted on in parts. The only possibility is the approval of at […]
01/24/2016

TSJ ratifies validity of “contempt laws”, gives special protection to senior State officials

“The powerful may be touched only with a velvet glove.” In complete disregard of the progress of regional conventions and democratic principles, the Constitutional Chamber of […]
01/24/2016

TSJ endorses silence of public institutions

The silence of the culprits. The Venezuelan Programme of Education-Action in Human Rights (PROVEA) requested on March 24, 2003 to the then Minister of Defence, José […]
01/24/2016

TSJ ignores ruling of Inter-American Court and requests Government to denounce American Convention on Human Rights

They challenged the Government with their sentences and paid dearly for it. The Supreme Court expelled judges of the First Administrative Court Ana María Ruggeri Cova, […]
01/24/2016

TSJ leaves Venezuelans outside Inter-American Human Rights System

On several occasions, the judgments of the Supreme Court have provided legal arguments for discourse and political activity of the ruling party. The case of opposition […]
01/24/2016

TSJ reduces competence of states and increases power of executive branch

All the power to the central government. Although Article 4 of the Constitution states that “the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a decentralised Federal State,” the […]
01/24/2016

Supreme Court appoints chavista directors to lead Electoral Council

The President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, made his position very clear from the beginning. “I have no problem. We go to the Supreme Court, […]