Mercedes Chocrón Chocrón was arbitrarily removed from her post as Judge of First Instance for Criminal Matters of the Metropolitan Caracas Judicial Circuit. Ms. Chocrón Chocrón was not afforded any minimum guarantees of due process or given adequate justification for her removal. She was not given the possibility to be heard or to exercise her right of defense. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
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