According to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's allies, the Inter-American
Court of Human Rights interferes with national sovereignty by taking cases
that have not been fully resolved in domestic courts. These critics contend
that the human rights court is biased against leftist governments. ...
Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela has begun the process of pulling out of two human
rights bodies by formally withdrawing from a regional human rights pact, the
Organization of American States said Monday. Venezuela's government notified
OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza that it is renouncing...
Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's opposition leaders are calling on President Hugo
Chavez to grant amnesty to the country's self-proclaimed political prisoners. Opposition
congressman Edgar Zambrano said he was optimistic after presenting a proposed
bill amnesty bill to the Full
Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities began trying the country's most famous
judge in absentia Wednesday while she refused to enter the courtroom alleging
violations of her rights. Coming nearly three years after her arrest, the trial
of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni started amid a scandal...