I. INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE

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II. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT

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III. PRELIMINARY OBJECTION
REMEDIES”
1. Arguments of the parties
2. Considerations of the Court

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IV. JURISDICTION

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V. EVIDENCE
1. Documentary, testimonial and expert evidence
2. Admission of the documentary evidence
3. Admission of the testimonial and expert evidence

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VI. PRIOR CONSIDERATIONS ON FACTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION

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VII. RIGHTS TO JUDICIAL GUARANTEES AND JUDICIAL PROTECTION AND
POLITICAL RIGHTS IN RELATION TO THE OBLIGATIONS TO RESPECT AND
GUARANTEEE RIGHTS AND TO ADOPT DOMESTIC LEGAL PROVISIONS
1. General background
1.1. Principal aspects of the judicial restructuring process in Venezuela
1.1.1. The National Constituent Assembly
1.1.2. Decree on the reorganization of the Judiciary
1.1.3. Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1.1.4. The Public Authorities Transition Regime and the Commission for the
Restructuring and Operation of the Judicial System (CFRSJ)
1.1.5. The Judiciary’s Executive Directorate and Judicial Commission
1.1.6. The Organic Law of the Supreme Court of Justice
1.1.7. Competitive examination for entry into the judicial career and
promotion and evaluation procedures
1.1.8. Decision of the Supreme Court of Justice on the continuation of the
comprehensive restructuring
1.1.9. Ethics Code for Venezuelan Judges
1.2. Provisional and temporary judges in Venezuela
2. Facts in relation to Mrs. Chocrón Chocrón
2.1. Authority of the Judicial Commission to annul the appointment of judges
2.2. Appointment of Mrs. Chocrón Chocrón as a temporary judge
2.3. Removal of Mrs. Chocrón Chocrón and remedies filed against this decision
3. The principle of judicial independence in relation to the free removal of provisional
and temporary judges
3.1. Arguments of the parties
3.2. Considerations of the Court
4. Obligation to provide grounds and right of defense
4.1. Arguments of the parties
4.2. Considerations of the Court
5. Effectiveness of the remedies
5.1. Arguments of the parties
5.2. Considerations of the Court
6. Permanence in public office under equal conditions
6.1. Arguments of the parties
6.2. Considerations of the Court
7. Obligation to adopt domestic legal provisions
7.1. Arguments of the parties
7.2. Considerations of the Court

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VIII. REPARATIONS
A. Injured party
B. Integral measures of reparation: restitution and satisfaction and guarantees of nonrepetition
1. Restitution
2. Satisfaction
3. Guarantees of non-repetition
4. Other measures of reparation requested
C. Compensation
1. Pecuniary damage
1.1 Arguments of the parties
1.2 Considerations of the Court

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