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Charges hearing postponed in ICC Ble Goude case
September 1, 2014
The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today postponed the commencement of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case against Charles Ble Goude at the defense's request to complete its preparation. The hearing, previously scheduled for September 22, is postponed to S....... [more]

ICC confirms charges against former Ivory Coast president
June 13, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday confirmed charges against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, referring him for trial. Gbagbo faces four charges of crimes against humanity including murder, rape and persecution. After reviewing evidence, including statements from more t....... [more]

UN urges reform of Ivory Coast electoral commission
April 24, 2014
UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Ivory Coast Doudou Diene on Wednesday called on authorities in the Ivory Coast to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Diene's statements follow the recent adoption of a bill on the I....... [more]

Ivory Coast to hand ex-youth leader over to ICC
March 21, 2014
The Ivory Coast's government on Thursday announced plans to hand over Charles Ble Goude, the former Ivory Coast Minister for Sports and Youth, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to orchestrate a wave of post....... [more]

UN report urges investigation into Ivory Coast rights violations
December 6, 2013
The UN Operation in the Ivory Coast (UNOCI) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) on Friday released a report documenting severe human rights violations occurring in the Ivory Coast. Dozos, who are responsible for undertaking security measures within the country, have a....... [more]

ICC orders former Ivory Coast president to remain in detention
October 29, 2013
The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday dismissed the application for interim release by former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. The pre-trial chamber has kept Gbagbo in detention since December 2011, despite his numerous applications for release. The ICC had....... [more]

UN rights expert: victims of Ivory Coast election violence must not be forgotten
October 24, 2013
UN human rights expert Doudou Diene on Thursday stressed the importance of remembering the victims of the violent post-election crisis that gripped the West African nation of the Ivory Coast two years ago. The five-month long post-election crisis, which resulted in at least 3,000 civilian deaths, e....... [more]

ICC unseals arrest warrant for Ivory Coast politician
October 1, 2013
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for an Ivory Coast politician charged with four counts of crimes against humanity. Charles Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to orchestrate a wave of post-election violence betw....... [more]

Former Ivory Coast first lady to be tried in domestic court
September 20, 2013
Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, will be tried in an Ivory Coast court on charges of crimes against humanity, according to a government statement released Friday. In a special cabinet meeting Friday the government declined to transfer Simone Gbagbo to the Inte....... [more]

Ivory Coast frees political prisoners pending charges
August 6, 2013
The Ivory Coast Head of State granted bail on Monday to 14 allies of former president Laurent Ggabo in a publicized effort to reach peace. The Ggabo supporters were jailed in 2010 for inciting violence after their party, the Popular Front (FPI), disputed the election results. The opposition party wa....... [more]

ICC postpones proceedings against former Ivory Coast president
June 4, 2013
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday gave prosecutors until November 15 to develop their evidence against former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Ggabo is the first former head of state to come before the court and is charged with crimes relating to the civil war that br....... [more]


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