ACTION ALERT: Denounce US/CIA Assassination Plots

March 9th, 2024 - by Alliance for Global Justice

Denounce the Assassination Plots Against

President Maduro; Defend Venezuela’s Sovereignty!
Alliance for Global Justice

(March 7, 2024)

To the honorable Mr. António Guterres, United Nations General Secretary,

To the honorable members of the International Law Commission,

To the honorable Prof. Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights,

To the honorable Mr. Livingstone Sewanyana, Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order,

We, as organizations and individuals in defense of human rights, peace, and international law, are writing to you to express our concern about the constant threats to world peace and security posed by the repeated assassination plots registered against the constitutional president of Venezuela, Mr. Nicolás Maduro Moros.

As you are well aware, President Maduro is an internationally protected person under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, including diplomatic agents. This convention establishes the obligation of states to ensure the protection of persons holding high-level positions in the government, including the Head of State.

The convention also establishes that states must prevent, investigate, and punish acts of violence against such persons. Despite these international obligations, we have observed how the assassination attempts against President Maduro have gone largely ignored.

These acts of violence not only endanger the life of an internationally protected person but also the democratic order of Venezuela, as well as regional and global peace and stability.

In this regard, we respectfully request to you the opening of a full investigation into these assassination attempts in Venezuela and to hold responsible parties accountable.

It is important to acknowledge that these assassination plots are taking place in a country that is subject to over 900 unailateral coercive measures. These measures threaten Venezuela’s right to development and contradict the principles of sovereignty affirmed in the Charter of the United Nations.

We appreciate your attention to this urgent matter and trust that you will take steps to prevent the establishment of a dangerous precedent that would compromise international peace and security.

Initial Organization Signatories

Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) (USA/int’l), Freedom Road Socialist Organization (USA), Codepink (USA), The Task Force on the Americas (USA), Haïti Liberté (USA), Venezuela Solidarity Network (USA), National Jericho Movement (USA), All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) (USA), Philippines-Bolivarian Venezuela Friendship Association (USA), New York Peace Council (USA), The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign (USA), Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (UK), Church of Santa Cruz-Holyrood, Radhames Morales Ministry of Solidarity with the Peoples (USA), Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) (USA), Friends of Latin America (USA), Workers World Party (USA), International Action Center (USA), Bayan-Philippines New Patriotic Alliance, Teodoro Casiño (USA), Barbados-Cuba Friendship Association, David Denny, (USA), Barbados Industrial and General Workers Union (USA), Coordinadora Americana por los Derechos de los Pueblos y Víctimas de la Persecución Política (int’l), Fundación Lazos de Dignidad (Colombia), School of Americas Watch (SOA Watch) (USA), Fire this Time for Social Justice (Canada), Cooperation Jackson (USA), Chicago ALBA Solidarity (USA), Minnesota Anti-War Committee (USA), Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC) (Nicaragua), Troika Kollective (USA), Centro Cultural Político Deportivo El Maestro BRONX (USA), Fuerza de la Revolución New York City (USA), Asociación Americana de Juristas (AAJ) NYC (USA), United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) (USA), Environmentalists Against War.