March 13, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday withdrew charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was charged with crimes against humanity for inciting post-election violence in 2007 and 2008 during which more than 1,000 people died and more than 600,000 were displaced. Although the ...[read more]
March 10, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
A court in Ivory Coast unanimously sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. She was sentenced for undermining state security for her role in the post-election violence in 2010 that left 3,000 people dead. Her husband Laurent Gbagbo, the former incumbent ...[read more]
February 1, 2015
by Emelina Perez
African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons ...[read more]
December 15, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Nigerian human rights group Northern Coalition for Democracy and Justice (NCDJ) on Monday urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and charge presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari for post-election violence in 2011. The NCDJ alleged the violence, during which more than 800 ...[read more]
December 13, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday confirmed four charges of crimes against humanity against Charles Ble Goude, and committed the ally of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to trial at The Hague. Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast President Gbagbo to ...[read more]
September 1, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today postponed the commencement of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case against Charles Ble Goude at the defense's request to complete its preparation. The hearing, previously scheduled for September 22, is postponed to ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
UN human rights expert Doudou Diene on Thursday stressed the importance of remembering the victims of the violent post-election crisis that gripped the West African nation of the Ivory Coast two years ago. The five-month long post-election crisis, which resulted in at least 3,000 civilian deaths, ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for an Ivory Coast politician charged with four counts of crimes against humanity. Charles Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to orchestrate a wave of post-election violence ...[read more]
May 24, 2013
by G. Redd
African foreign ministers agreed Friday to request that Kenyan leaders accused of inciting violence following the 2007 elections stand trial in their home country rather than before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. This follows Tuesday's report by the Truth Justice and ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A report released Tuesday by the Kenyan Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) names President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto as having contributed to human rights abuses that took place after the 2007 election. The report alleges the two officials helped fund and plan ...[read more]

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