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Second Yearbook of the Master’s Program at the Central University of Venezuela

Amazingly, despite the severe crisis in Venezuela, the Master’s Program in Private International Law and Comparative Private Law at the Universidad Central de Venezuela has managed to publish its second Yearbook, with two theses and several impressive shorter pieces by students as well as two new pieces and two “classics” by professors.  (Report on the first yearbook last year is here.)

Venezuela and the Conventions of the Specialized Conferences on Private International Law (CIDIP)

written by Claudia Madrid Martínez

On 28 April 2017, the government of Nicolás Maduro deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), a document whereby he expressed his “irrevocable decision to denounce the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) pursuant to Article 143 thereof, thereby initiating Venezuela’s permanent withdrawal from the Organization.”

Before the two years of the transition regime that the OAS Charter provides for cases of retirement from the Organization (art. 143), on 8 February 2019, Juan Guaidó, president of the National Assembly and interim president of the Republic, wrote to the OAS to “reiterate and formally express the decision of the Venezuelan State to annul the supposed denunciation of the OAS Charter, for Venezuela to be able to remain a member state of the Organization.”