Friday, July 21, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about Gbagbo’s detention, amendment of the ICC regulations, testimony in Ongwen case, Stanisic and Simatovic retrial evidence decision, and more
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 17:29
A former first lady goes on trial for disturbing the peace and undermining state security in Abidjan. According to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and human rights groups, however, she should be prosecuted in The Hague for the crimes that she has been charged with by the Court. Lawyers in Côte d'Ivoire respond by alleging that Simone Gbagbo perpetrated crimes against humanity during the 2011 post-election violence — the same charges she’d face at the ICC. Looks good, right? Not quite.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 15:03
Ivory Coast’s “trial of the century” is now in its third week. The former president Laurent Gbagbo and his minister Charles Blé Goudé are on trial at the International Criminal Court for their alleged involvement in Ivory Coast’s post-election violence in 2010-2011, which left over 3000 people dead.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 13:07
Observing the proceedings at the International Criminal Court usually means that one looks for a needle in a haystack: the small things that are either extremely interesting or controversial. It’s rare that a single week, let alone one week of a single trial, encapsulates some of the most exciting and interesting aspects of the ICC.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 16:35
Justice Hub’s sister site, Ivoire Justice, organised one of the only public screenings of the first day of the trial of the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, at the ICC. A group of young bloggers was invited to attend the session.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:00
It was D-Day today for Ivory Coast and the ICC. After over four years of preliminaries, former president Laurent Gbagbo and his lieutenant Chales Blé Goudé are finally facing the Office of the Prosecutor on trial. They are accused of crimes against humanity, allegedly committed during the 2010/2011 post-electoral crisis.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 13:58
The second in a two-part comic strip about one of the victims of the post-election violence in Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2011.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:21
The ICC has long faced major criticism regarding its investigations in Ivory Coast. Former President Laurent Gbagbo is being held in The Hague, awaiting trial, while crimes reportedly committed by militias supporting the current president, Alassane Ouattara, don’t seem to have been probed.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 13:14
After months of speculation and anticipation Laurent and Simone Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé became the talk of the town in The Hague last week. The former first lady of Ivory Coast was sentenced to 20 years in prison, whilst still being indicted by the International Criminal Court. In the halls of The Hague, her husband Laurent’s case took a sharp turn as it was merged with the case of Blé Goudé.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 15:29
Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for crimes during the post-election crisis in 2010 and 2011.