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-Edwards
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]
November 23, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday unsealed an arrest warrant for Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Pursuant to the warrant, Simone Gbagbo is accused of committing crimes against humanity during Ivory Coast?s post-election crisis in 2010 ... ...[read more]
November 19, 2012
by Alison Sacriponte
The Ivory Coast's military committed widespread human rights abuses in August and September, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Monday. The report details the alleged abuses including arbitrary arrests, illegal detentions, extortion and torture. The military crackdown was in ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday found former Ivory Coast president and alleged war criminal Laurent Gbagbo fit to stand trial. In August Pre-Trial Chamber I postponed Gbagbo's confirmation of charges hearing in order to determine if the former president ...[read more]
October 30, 2012
by Jerry Votava
A lawyer representing Laurent Gbagbo requested on Tuesday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) release Gbagbo from custody while he awaits his trial. Gbagbo is the former Ivory Coast president and an alleged war criminal. His lawyer told the court that Gbagbo would not be able to leave the ...[read more]
October 29, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday denied a request by former Ivory Coast president and alleged war criminal Laurent Gbagbo to leave the Netherlands for medical recovery while he awaits trial. Gbagbo had asked the court for allowance to leave the Netherlands while he recovers from ...[read more]
September 1, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The secretary general of a leading Ivory Coast opposition party was sentenced on Friday to six months of imprisonment. Laurent Akoun of the Ivorian Popular Front, the party of former president Laurent Gbagbo, was sentenced after being convicted of disturbing public order. He was taken into ...[read more]

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