In Venezuela, a Delicate Balance for the ICC

By Tamara Taraciuk Broner

The International Criminal Court is pressing Venezuela to punish human rights abuses—but few results have so far emerged.

Entering Courtroom 600 sent shivers down my spine. Nuremberg, Germany is arguably the birthplace of international criminal justice. In 1945 and 1946 authorities tried and sentenced top Nazi commanders for their role in war crimes and crimes against humanity. The trials took place in the same wood-paneled room where I attended, in October, Nuremberg Forum 2022—a conference examining the history of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its fight against impunity for grave crimes. As I listened to these discussions, I was mindful of the atrocities that shaped my own family’s...

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