Int. Justice Tribune

As #Gbagbo trial gets underway at #ICC check @vdbergstephanie 's blog on what's at stake

anna holligan

Small sporadic scuffles between police and protesters #Gbagbo

Hague Justice Portal

large support for Messrs. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé outside #icc this morning for the start of their trial #Gbagbo

Int. Justice Tribune

New #IJT 189 #ICC special out today: In depth interview with registrar, experts on the future of the court & more 

Int. Justice Tribune

#Gbagbo on trial: victims hope #ICC case will spur on domestic prosecutions & break silence on #rape ?

Int. Justice Tribune

#ICC faces fairness criticism over Thursday's #Gbagbo #IvoryCoast trial. See our IJT's blog for background: ?

Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbabgo at his confirmation of charges hearing at the ICC in February 2013 (Photo: Flickr/ICC-CPI)
27 January 2016 by Stephanie van den Berg, The Hague (The Netherlands)

As the International Criminal Court (ICC) prepares to try its first former head of state when Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo goes on trial in The Hague Thursday many question if the ICC is balanced in trying only the leadership of one side in the post-electoral violence.

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda addresses the UN Security Council in November 2015 (Photo: Flickr/IICC-CPI)
27 January 2016 by Janet H. Anderson, The Hague (The Netherlands)

IJT asked legal experts William Schabas and Evelyn Ankumah how they thought the ICC was doing and what remains needed. Schabas is optimistic and Ankumah shares a more reserved view. Both agree that the court must start showing it is not afraid to pursue alleged suspects from powerful states. 

Int. Justice Tribune

#ICC prosecutor announces she's opening investigation into #Georgia #Russia crimes

Patryk I. Labuda

Interesting piece on #ICC Registry, extended interview with Registrar via @Justicetribune ?