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Venezuela and the Inter American Court: A farewell or a long goodbye

The fifth floor of the building of the Organization of American States (OAS) harbors the Rómulo Gallegos library, named this way as a homage to the first president of the Inter American Commission of Human Rights. This is a meaningful acknowledgment to the role that Venezuela once assumed in the hemispheric system of human rights. Venezuela bore the responsibility of this role in an era that was decades before both the adoption of the American Convention of Human Rights and the establishment of a Court to protect the Convention.

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