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New York.– A Dominican, Olga Herrera Carbuccia, was among five new judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sworn in at a ceremony held at the seat of the Court in The Hague.

The other judges were Howard Morrison (UK), Anthony T. Carmona (Trinidad and Tobago), Chile Eboe-Osuji (Nigerian) and Robert Fremr (Czech Republic). They were elected at the latest session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute (ASP) in December, 2011, for  nine-year terms.

Judge Herrera Carbuccia (1956) has a Doctorate of Law from the University Autónoma of Santo Domingo. She has over 30 years of experience in the judicial function in the fields of criminal law, criminal proceedings and justice administration as Judge and Public Prosecutor.

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10 comment(s)
Written by: zooma, 10 Mar 2012 1:55 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Bravo, good for her. This is news we like to hear, a positive note for Dominicanos.

Written by: RoyStone, 10 Mar 2012 3:52 PM
From: Australia
Well done!
This is worth more than 100 home runs by any Dominican-born American baseball player. Let's hope she is the kind of role-model young Dominicans will follow from now on.
Is she the first Dominican judge sworn in to the International Criminal Court?
Written by: generoso, 11 Mar 2012 12:22 AM
From: Dominican Republic

From San Pedro de Macoris, Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia was elected amongst four other new judges to the ICC:
The are Judges Howard Morrison (United Kingdom), Anthony T. Carmona (Trinidad and Tobago), Robert Fremr (Czech Republic)  and Chile Eboe-Osuji (Nigeria).
"Judges are chosen from among persons of high moral character, impartiality and integrity who possess the qualifications required in their respective countries for appointment to the highest judicial offices".
Olga gives us Dominicans, something more to be proud of.
Written by: Chompiras, 11 Mar 2012 3:08 PM
From: United States, Ateo, Humanista Secular
Awesome. I hope she prosecutes the PRSC for crimes against pigs and chickens. LOL!
Written by: RoyStone, 11 Mar 2012 3:24 PM
From: Australia
I'm not sure if Dominicans should be "proud" of her achievement. She was appointed to the position on her own merits - not because of the fact she is a Dominican, but despite it.
Written by: generoso, 11 Mar 2012 3:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Go get a cactus to sit in your bare bottom!
PS: I hear than in Azua, a bit farther than San Cristobal, they have some mean cactuses.
Written by: guillermone, 11 Mar 2012 11:24 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

GEN-leave your finesse at home, you can be rude and crude with Roy. He can easily take a cactus injection like a man. I hope.
Written by: RoyStone, 12 Mar 2012 1:16 AM
From: Australia
I don't need to travel to Azua where there are pricks like you right here.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 12 Mar 2012 7:58 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Well at least Lie-onel will have one potential vote when his reign is eventually brought up on charges!
Written by: RoyStone, 12 Mar 2012 11:14 AM
From: Australia
I doubt Leonel will ever face charges, if fact I'd happily put money on it. Not because he is innocent, but because this is the Dominican Republic.
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