Category: WOLA Statement


ICC Opens Formal Investigation Into Crimes Against Humanity in Venezuela

On November 3, upon concluding a three-day visit to Venezuela, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan announced that the body is opening a formal investigation into crimes against humanity committed by civilian authorities, members of the armed forces and pro-government individuals in the context of protests and repression that have occurred since 2017.

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New Effort to Advance TPS for Venezuelans Highlights Gaps in the Hemisphere’s Response

On January 25, 2021, a group of U.S. Senators led by incoming Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a bill to designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which would grant temporary legal status to Venezuelans fleeing a devastating political and humanitarian crisis in their home country.

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