03 October 2011 by -

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court may open an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes after Ivory Coast's disputed elections last year. A pre-trial chamber authorised Luis Moreno Ocampo to start a probe in the west African country.

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27 September 2011 by -

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara will on Wednesday launch a promised reconciliation commission tasked with healing wounds from the west African nation's bloody post-election conflict.

The Commission on Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation (CDVR) will be inaugurated in Yamoussoukro, the Ivorian political capital founded by the country's first and longtime president Felix Houphouet-Boigny (1960-1993) after independence from colonial ruler France.

13 April 2011 by -

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21 July 2011 by -

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara signed a decree on Wednesday establishing a commission of inquiry into crimes committed during the country's violent post-election turmoil, giving it six months to reach conclusions.

12 September 2011 by -

The head of the Ivory Coast's newly formed truth and reconciliation panel visited the diaspora in Senegal on Sunday to explain his mission to reunite the country torn apart by post-poll violence.

"We need to talk ... we need to admit we have turned a dark page," Charles Konan Banny, a former Ivorian prime minister, told his country's nationals in Dakar.

07 February 2005 by Franck Petit

Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire : the ICC prosecutor puts his cards on the table, but debate continues in the UN Security Council over Darfur.

11 September 2006 by Emmanuel Chicon and Benjamin Bibas

Four years ago, on September 19, 2002, an aborted coup d'état attempt plunged Côte d'Ivoire into civil war and political violence. In October 2003, Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo sent a document to The Hague acknowledging the International Criminal Court's (ICC) jurisdiction over the crimes committed in Côte d'Ivoire since September 2002. The Court finally confirmed the existence of this document in February 2005. However, one and a half years later, and despite several detailed investigations by the UN and NGOs, the ICC prosecutor is "still questioning whether crimes were committed, analyzing the issues of jurisdiction and admissibility, and trying to determine whether the interests of justice would be served by opening an investigation," according to the ICC's report to the UN Assembly General in August. 

08 December 2011

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