Committee on Judicial Applications

The Committee on Judicial Applications is an advisory body of the Judiciary that functions as a participatory and representative body to select the candidates for Magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice, as well as to advise the Judicial Electoral Colleges in the election of judges to the disciplinary jurisdiction. The mechanism is recognized by the Constitution of 1999 and contemplates the representation of different sectors of Venezuelan society. The process of selecting candidates is done first by the committee in consultation with citizens. In a second step, the candidates are evaluated by Citizen Power and finally the proposals are sent to the National Assembly, which makes the final selection by a majority vote.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society private stakeholders  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation

How to quote

Do you want to use the data from this website? Here’s how to cite:

Pogrebinschi, Thamy. (2017). LATINNO Dataset. Berlin: WZB.

Would you like to contribute to our database?

Send us a case