Since the end of 2020 the case of Venezuelan Ambassador Alex Saab has taken place under the controversial jurisdiction of Cape Verde, from where several inconsistencies have emerged around the “judicial processes”.
More than 396 days after the unjust detention of Alex Nain Saab Moran, the ambassador’s defense remains determined to find justice by proving the systematic violation of his human rights.
In this regard, there is a point of consensus that the jurisprudence of international diplomacy considers the diplomatic immunity of ambassadors, special envoys and diplomats as unbreakable rules.
Thus, “diplomatic immunity” is understood as “the right of diplomats and their families not to be called to trial or compelled to testify in a foreign country”.
Given this understanding, diplomats representing any nation are therefore considered to have immunity from criminal jurisdiction.
Special Humanitarian Mission representing Venezuela
The passage of Venezuelan ambassador Alex Saab by Cape Verde was due to a technical stop of his flight while he was carrying out a Special Humanitarian Mission representing Venezuela.
The purpose of this mission was to acquire medicines, medical equipment and basic foodstuffs during the epidemiological outbreak of Covid-19.
Thus, the case of Alex Saab is a common ground for multiple opinions, which coincide in defining it as a flagrant violation of international law before the Law on Diplomatic Immunities.
Thus, both the legal defense of Alex Saab, the ECOWAS tribunal and multiple jurisdictional instances of the world point out that the special envoy and deputy ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union is in the eye of the hurricane of a succession of events set against the sovereignty and welfare of Venezuela.