The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo for alleged crimes against humanity committed during the West African nation’s post-election crisis last year. The court announced Thursday it had unsealed an arrest warrant issued Feb. 29 for the first woman indicted by the first permanent, [...]
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled this Friday that the former head of state of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, is fit to stand trial. Judges avoided making any detailed assessment of Gbagbo’s health but said that special measures could be taken ahead of and during his trial. They include “shorter court sessions, the [...]
Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court has postponed the confirmation of charges hearing in the case against Laurent Gbagbo, pending determination of Mr. Gbagbo’s fitness to take part in the proceedings. On June 26, 2012, at the request of the Defence, the Chamber appointed three medical experts to perform a medical evaluation of [...]