March 21, 2014
by Addison Morris
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... ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
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... ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
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, ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
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 ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Peter Snyder
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 ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by G. Redd
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 ...[read more]
February 26, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Ivory Coast national army is committing human rights violations against supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. According to AI, the national army, formed by President Alassane Ouattara in response to election violence in 2010, as well as ...[read more]
February 19, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday to determine whether the case against him will proceed to trial. Gbagbo's lawyers urged the court to rule that the ICC does not have jurisdiction, and that Gbagbo should be tried by the ...[read more]
January 22, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Charles Ble Goude, the former Ivory Coast Minister for Sports and Youth and close political ally of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, was charged Tuesday with war crimes and murder. Goude has been in hiding since May 2011 when French special forces forced out and captured Gbagbo after his refusal to ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday unanimously dismissed a challenge by former Ivory Coast president and alleged war criminal Laurent Gbagbo that the court lacks jurisdiction to try him. Gbagbo is charged with crimes against humanity relating to violence ...[read more]

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