In the latest issue of La Haye, the Côte d’Ivoire Coalition for the ICC’s biannual newsletter, Jelena Pia Comella, deputy executive director of the Coalition for the ICC, reflects on the progresses made in international justice since the creation of the ICC and on the main challenges the Court is now facing.
In this special bilingual issue, La Haye No. 6 also provides updates on the work of African civil society, including around ICC fugitive Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s recent visit in South Africa. Last but not least, the latest issue of La Haye reflects on the relation between the ICC and the African Union as well as the situation in Burundi and Côte d’Ivoire.
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 in November 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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