Venezuelan justice in recent years has been characterized by a lack of transparency, opacity and lack of impartiality, to which is added the use of military courts to judge civilians as a frequent practice, even contrary to what is established in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the lack of ownership of judges and the appointment of magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice without being designated by the competent body to do so constitute a situation of legal weakness. In addition to this, laws are enacted that deny the existence of rights or that turn them into crimes and end up denying the Venezuelan population access to justice.

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