Category Archives: L. Gbagbo

#GlobalJustice Weekly – Gbagbo ICC trial opens | Judges authorize ICC investigation in Georgia

In Global Justice news this week: Gbagbo ICC trial opens; Judges authorize ICC investigation in Georgia; The hearing to decide whether to try Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen concluded this week at the ICC.

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Côte d’Ivoire: First former head of state trial opens at ICC

The trial of former Côte d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo and youth leader Charles Blé Goudé opens at the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week. Both are suspected of orchestrating crimes against humanity during post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire that killed some … Continue reading

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New ICC courtrooms heating up

The ICC’s new permanent premises has arrived just in time. 2016 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years yet for the Court. January alone will see hearings in cases related to alleged crimes in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, … Continue reading

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Côte d’Ivoire: The International Criminal Court with its back against the wall

In this guest post, Eric-Aime Semien, lawyer and human rights defender at Observatoire Ivoirien des Droits de l’Homme in Côte d’Ivoire, analyzes the ICC’s intervention in the country. Four years later, opinions are still divided regarding its impact.

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Côte d’Ivoire: “We need more justice”

As presidential elections approach in Côte d’Ivoire, a new report finds that Ivoirians have little trust in their national justice system, considering it corrupt and unable to address the country’s 2010-11 electoral violence. Meanwhile, belief in the ICC’s ability help … Continue reading

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