A little Justice: Supreme Court voids Assembly decision

December 10, 2002

In a glimmer of hope for justice in Venezuela, the Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court voided last week’s decision by the Chavez controlled National Assembly to remove one of the Justices of the Court.  The Court said the decision violated the principle of separation of powers, it represented interference of one power over the other and violated the rights of the Jutice himself. Coincidentally or not, the Justice was the one that wrote the majority opinion that the high ranking officers who refused to followed Chavez’ orders in April were not involved in a coup.


According to the country’s Constitution, the National Assembly names the Justices, but it is the Court itself the one that can approve first the possibility of removing a justice.

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