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President Ouattara says 'won't send any more Ivorians to ICC'

Paris - President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday said he would "not send any more Ivorians" to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where his longtime rival Laurent Gbagbo is currently on trial over deadly violence sparked by disputed 2010 polls.

Gbagbo troops 'shot unarmed Ivory Coast protesters,' ICC told

Den Haag - The first witness in the trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo gave a harrowing account Wednesday of coming under fire from troops loyal to the ex-leader during an unarmed march after 2010 polls.

'No blood on my hands', I. Coast ex-youth leader tells ICC

Den Haag - Former Ivorian youth leader Charles Ble Goude on Tuesday denied any role in deadly post-poll violence in his country in 2010 and 2011, saying he had "no blood" on his hands.

France aided I.Coast's Ouattara to seize power: Gbagbo lawyer

Den Haag - Defence lawyers for fallen Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Monday accused his bitter rival President Alassane Ouattara of seizing power by force aided by former colonial power France, after disputed 2010 polls.

Gbagbo trial shown dramatic video of Abidjan clashes

Den Haag - Dramatic video footage of armed clashes in Abidjan and bloodied corpses lining the streets on Friday opened the second day of the landmark trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo.

I. Coast's Laurent Gbagbo, on trial after clinging to power

Abidjan - Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but his inability to let go of power proved his downfall and he pushed his once-prosperous country to the brink of civil war.

Georgia welcomes probe into 2008 war with Russia

Tbili - Georgia on Thursday welcomed the International Criminal Court's inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during its 2008 war with Russia over Moscow-backed breakaway South Ossetia region.

ICC prosecutor says 'vast body of evidence' against Gbagbo

Den Haag - International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Thursday her office has collected a "vast body of evidence" against former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, accused of fomenting post-poll violence in his west African nation.

Ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo pleads not guilty at ICC

Den Haag - Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo Thursday pleaded "not guilty" to four charges of crimes against humanity as his high-profile trial opened five years after post-election violence wracked his nation.

Gbagbo trial rekindles controversy in Africa over western justice

Dakar - The groundbreaking war crimes trial in The Hague on Thursday of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has rekindled a bitter row across Africa over the international justice system.

Ble Goude: a 'Street General' who compares himself to Mandela

Abidjan - Charles Ble Goude, right-hand man to disgraced former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, was nicknamed "the General of the Streets" but insists he had no role in the deadly violence that has landed him at the International Criminal Court.

Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo denies crimes against humanity

Den Haag - Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo Thursday pleaded "not guilty" to four charges of crimes against humanity as his landmark trial opened five years after post-election violence ravaged his nation.

ICC prosecutors to probe 2008 alleged war crimes in Georgia

Den Haag - Judges at the world's only permanent war crimes court Wednesday gave prosecutors permission to launch their first investigation outside of Africa, approving a probe into alleged abuses during a brief 2008 war between Russia and Georgia.

Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo, on trial after clinging to power

Abidjan - Laurent Gbagbo once fought for democracy in Ivory Coast, but his inability to let go of power proved his downfall and he pushed his once-prosperous country to the brink of civil war.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo in the dock five years after deadly unrest

Den Haag - Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo Thursday becomes the first ex-head of state to stand trial at the world's only permanent war crimes court, five years after triggering political unrest that left 3,000 dead.

Ugandan rebel chief 'tip of the spear' of LRA, court told

Den Haag - Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen was the "tip of the spear" of the group which sowed terror in northern Uganda, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court Thursday unveiling 70 war crimes charges against him.

Prosecutors to seek war crimes trial for LRA warlord

Den Haag - War crimes prosecutors will Thursday seek to convince the International Criminal Court to put infamous Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen on trial on charges including keeping sex slaves in a rebel army.

DR Congo to prosecute militia leader Katanga, convicted by ICC

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo said it plans to prosecute notorious militia leader Germain Katanga, who had been scheduled to leave prison in Kinshasa on Monday after completing a sentence handed down by the International Criminal Court.

Congolese warlord, militia chief return to DRCongo to serve out sentences: ICC

Den Haag - Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga and militia chief Germain Katanga were on Saturday transferred to a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo to serve out their sentences, the International Criminal Court said in a statement.

ICC returns warlord, militia chief to DRCongo to serve out sentences

Den Haag - Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga and militia chief Germain Katanga were on Saturday transferred to a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo to serve out their sentences, the International Criminal Court said in a statement.

ICC staves off Africa-led rebellion, sets sights on new HQ

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court staved off a veiled African-led threat to quit the world's only permanent war crimes court, but experts say that has come at the expense of justice for the victims of mass atrocities.

Former Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo 'fit for trial': ICC

Den Haag - Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo has been declared "physically and mentally able" to stand trial for crimes against humanity trial next year, the International Criminal Court said Friday.

Q&A: ICC prosecutor on trying the world's worst crimes

Den Haag - Three years into her nine-year tenure the prosecutor of the world's only permanent war crimes court is battling a growing caseload as she fights "to give victims a voice.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet

Den Haag - The African Union blasted the world's only permanent war crimes court Wednesday for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya's deputy president to be dropped.

Congo militia leader to go free as ICC cuts term

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Friday cut a 12-year prison term imposed on a Congolese militia leader for a brutal village attack, saying he would be freed in January after voicing regret.

Initial ICC probe says no crimes against humanity at Ukraine's Maidan

Den Haag - A preliminary probe suggests Ukraine's security forces used "excessive and indiscriminate" force in the 2014 Maidan protests but are not guilty of crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Thursday.

Venezuelan opposition asks ICC to probe Maduro ahead of polls

Madrid - A group of Venezuelan opposition figures have asked the International Criminal Court () to probe President Nicolas Maduro and others for "crimes against humanity" including alleged murder and torture, exiled dissident Carlos Vecchio said Wednesday.

Palestinians urge faster ICC probe into Israel 'war crimes'

Den Haag - Top Palestinian officials Friday urged the world's only permanent war crimes court to speed up a probe into allegations of Israeli abuses amid an upsurge of fresh violence between the two sides.

ICC prosecutor seeking probe into 2008 Russia-Georgia war

Tbili - The prosecutor for the world's only permanent war crimes court Thursday called for an inquiry to be opened into alleged abuses during a swift but brutal 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia.

Malian Islamist faces war crimes judge over Timbuktu destruction

Den Haag - An alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militant accused of ordering the destruction of treasured monuments in Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu will appear before judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday.
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