In the latest issue of La Haye, the Côte d’Ivoire Coalition for the ICC’s biannual, French-language newsletter, Sidiki Kaba, the newly elected president of the ICC Assembly of States Parties, talks about how to rebuild Africa’s confidence in the Court.
La Haye No. 5 also provides updates on the national coalition’s work and issues related to the ICC in Côte d’Ivoire and throughout Africa, including the case against Simone Gbagbo, the former Ivoirian first lady.
You can find issues of La Haye on our Côte d’Ivoire webpage.
The Côte d’Ivoire national coalition coordinates civil society efforts to promote justice and accountability at home and throughout the ICC system.
What’s the ICC doing in Côte d’Ivoire?
The ICC prosecutor has been conducting an investigation in the West African country since October 2011. Former president Laurent Gbagbo is set to face trial in The Hague this year, charged with orchestrating crimes against humanity during an electoral crisis in 2011. The leader of a youth militia loyal to Gbagbo is also set to face trial for similar alleged crimes. Simone Gbagbo, the wife of the former president, is also accused of alleged crimes against humanity and is currently in detention in Côte d’Ivoire and subject to domestic proceedings, although the ICC has requested her surrender to The Hague.
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