Transition of the Venezuelan Justice System: Points to Consider in Democratic Re-Institutionalization

08 Jun 2020

This report, titled Transition of the Venezuelan Justice System: Points to Consider in Democratic Re-Institutionalization, examines a possible roadmap to guide the transition of justice in Venezuela’s institutional recovery process.

The report argues that within the framework of the democratic transition process, justice reform in Venezuela needs to be approached from a multidimensional perspective, through institutional reforms and accountability processes, with the support of unconventional international ad hoc mechanisms to support efforts to combat impunity. Drawing on all these comparative experiences, as well as making renewed use of transitional justice tools, we might consider the relevance of an international mechanism or commission for Venezuela, with a broad mandate in the area of justice system reforms, military justice, and transitional justice, which also includes some independent component for investigating serious human rights violations and grand corruption.

Read the full report here