Nicholas E. Ortiz


Nicholas E. Ortiz is an Ecuadorian-American Jurist and Legal Advisor in Public International Law. He was most recently a Guest Researcher and Project Coordinator for the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law and is currently a Reporter for the International Criminal Law Module of Oxford Reports on International Law. Nicholas has served as an Assistant to the Head of Office of the ADC-ICT, a Legal Intern for the Consulate of Ecuador in the Netherlands, and as a Research Assistant for Dr. Emma Irving of Leiden University. He also co-founded a social enterprise and ran its legal affairs for a period. His field of research is primarily international criminal law, specifically the advent of social media as a new form of evidence of international crimes, and innovation in international criminal justice.

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Understanding the State Party Referral of the Situation in Venezuela

Since 8 February 2018, the situation in Venezuela has been the subject of an ongoing preliminary examination by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. On Wednesday 26 September 2018, however, a coalition of States Parties to the Rome Statute composed of Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru jointly submitted a referral…

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