WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
17 Aug 2023 | Joint Statement

Violations Against Freedom of Association Worsens In Venezuela

The undersigned individuals and civil society organizations, in their efforts towards the defense, respect and guarantee of fundamental human rights, hereby convey to the national and international community our rejection of the judicial intervention of the Venezuelan Red Cross Society (hereinafter Red Cross), ordered by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), in a decision contrary to the most basic principles of the rule of law and due process. Furthermore, it violates the right to freedom of association in Venezuela, established as a civil and political right, recognized in international human rights covenants and whose guarantee is one of the fundamental bases of democratic freedoms.

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