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Author archives: Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)

AFLA Applauds Malaysia’s Accession to the International Criminal Court

On 4th of March 2019, Malaysia became a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) applauds Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute as a positive step towards strengthening international criminal justice in the Asia-Pacific region. Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute comes at a time when…

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Gbagbo and Blé Goudé’s Release: Too Little, Too Late

Gbagbo and Blé Goudé’s Release: Too Little, Too Late  On 15 January 2019, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Laurent Gbagbo (former President of Côte d’Ivoire) and Charles Blé Goudé (former Youth Minister in Gbagbo’s government) from all charges of crimes against humanity committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. It…

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Gbagbo – An Acquittal Foretold

On February 1, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court may decide if it confirms the release of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé-Goudé, who were acquitted on January 15 by a Trial Chamber. Scholar Thijs Bouwknegt goes back into a case that has shaken the ICC and exposed a highly vexed Office of the…

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A Historic Acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé

A Historic Acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé (Photo credit: Coalition for the ICC). ICC Trial Chamber I has this morning acquitted Laurent Gbagbo, former President of Cote d’Ivôire, and his co-accused, Charles Blé Goudé, former Youth Minister, from all charges of crimes against humanity committed in Cote d’Ivôire in…

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