Constitutional Court

01/24/2016

TSJ endorsed “second” referendum on Chavez’s indefinite re-election

It took them over a year to decide, but the sentence was politically well-timed. The ruling was published 12 days before the referendum, which ultimately, allowed […]
01/24/2016

TSJ says it cannot force the State to invest in the health system

TSJ looks the other way and lets health sink into a state of emergency No supplies, no equipment, no justice. Unheeded by the Health Ministry and […]
01/24/2016

TSJ rejects demand for information on eradication of violence against women

Lady Justice does not help to disseminate the policies on the elimination of violence against women. The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court refused to demand […]
01/24/2016

TSJ refused to demand Health Ministry epidemiological bulletins

The Supreme Court did not lift a finger. It simply avoided the issue. At the request of NGOs Espacio Público and Provea to act in favour […]
01/24/2016

TSJ ordered to lift the oil strike of 2002

Even when there is a strike, the Supreme Court works for the chavista government. On December 19, 2002, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court issued […]
01/24/2016

TSJ allows simple majority at Parliament to pass organic laws

Chavista deputies did not have the votes in the National Assembly. But they did have the judges in the Supreme Court. A decision of the Constitutional […]
01/24/2016

TSJ supports removal of opposition mayor Lumay Barreto

Popular vote inflicted a defeat on Chávez’s party. But the vote of the Justices of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court gave them a victory, […]
01/24/2016

TSJ reinforces Comptroller’s power to disqualify citizens

By decision of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), the Comptroller General of the Republic holds a double-edged sword. On the one […]
01/24/2016

Supreme Court hinders activation of recall referendum

The Supreme Court added yet another obstacle to the already tortuous path of the recall referendum. By decision of the Constitutional Court, the promoters of the […]
01/24/2016

Justices strike a blow against peaceful protest

With one stroke, the Supreme Court effectively suppressed the right to spontaneous protest in Venezuela. The Constitutional Court, in a decision presented by Justice Arcadio Delgado […]