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Venezuela’s Denunciation of the American Convention on Human Rights: A Natural Step for an Illiberal Democracy

–Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile A few weeks ago, on September 6th, the government of Venezuela denounced the American Convention on Human Rights.[1] According to the procedure set by Article 78.1 of the latter, within a year of this official notification Venezuela will no longer be part of this treaty, and thus no longer

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Published on October 15, 2012
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Once Pinochet’s Censor, Now President of the Constitutional Court

Even close observers of Chile’s constitutional politics were taken by surprise when an electronic newspaper (‘El Mostrador’) reported a few weeks ago that the new President of the Constitutional Court had been the director of DINACOS (an agency organized during Augusto Pinochet’s regime to implement censorship). The new head of the Constitutional Court, Marcelo Venegas,

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Published on August 15, 2009
Author:          Filed under: Chile, constitutional politics, hp, Javier Couso
 
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Chile’s Constitutional Plight

In light of the current crisis of Honduras, Chile’s constitutional plight represents an interesting, contrasting case. While in Honduras the crisis started when the sitting President tried to bypass the Constitution’s prohibition against amendments aimed at allowing his own reelection, in Chile, a dictatorial regime managed to perpetuate important features of the military regime through

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Published on August 4, 2009
Author:          Filed under: Chile, hp, Javier Couso