Olga Venecia Herrera Carbuccia

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Olga Venecia Herrera Carbuccia
Judge of the International Criminal Court
Assumed office
11 March 2012
Appointed by Assembly of States Parties
Personal details
Born Olga Venecia Herrera Carbuccia
Relations Manuel Herrera Carbuccia (brother)
Mother Mercedes Luisa Carbuccia de Herrera
Father Abelardo Herrera Peña

Olga Venecia Herrera Carbuccia (born 1956) is a Dominican Republic judge of the International Criminal Court.[1]

Herrera Carbuccia comes from a family of lawyers, medics, musicians and poets. She is daughter of Mercedes Luisa Carbuccia Montalvo, one of the first women to graduated as Doctor of Medicine in San Pedro de Macorís, and Abelardo Herrera Peña, justice of the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic.

She has two sisters and a brother: Dora Rosanna Herrera Carbuccia, especialized en Pediatrics; Vanesa Margarita Herrera Carbuccia, a lawyer specialized in municipal issues; and Manuel Herrera Carbuccia, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic.

Herrera finished her studies with a doctor's degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in 1980. Afterwards she was the fiscal of a peace court from 1981 to 1984 and as the assistant attorney to the National District Prosecutor in Santo Domingo. From 1986 to 1991, she was a judge at a Criminal Chamber of the Court of First Instance in Santo Domingo, rising to the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Appeals where she worked until 2003, in the end as the Presiding Judge of the First Criminal Chamber of the Court of Appeals in Santo Domingo. From 2003 on, she has been the Judge President of the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Appeals for the Judicial Department in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.[2]

On 15 December 2011, she was elected as a judge of the International Criminal Court. She won the office in the twelfth ballot in the Assembly of States Parties with 77 votes and 73 votes needed.[3] She took office on 11 March 2012. She currently sits in the Pre-Trial Division.


  1. ^ "Judge Olga Venecia del C. HERRERA CARBUCCIA (Dominican Republic)". International Criminal Court. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Herrara Carbuccia's CV on the ICC website. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  3. ^ Final results of the ICC judges election, 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.