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The International Validity of the Venezuelan Denunciation of the American Convention on Human Rights

Emercio José Aponte Núñez
From the journal ICL Journal


This paper analyzes the Venezuelan denunciation of the American Convention on Human Rights from a constitutional and an international approach, taking into account the Venezuelan Constitution, the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights and the interpretative rules of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT), to demonstrate that, even with the existence of article 78 of the American Convention, the denunciation is contrary to the Inter-American System as a system of two levels and therefore it shall be considered unlawful and invalid.

Published Online: 2017-2-8
Published in Print: 2014-3-1

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