Despite a Year of Mutinies, Cote d’Ivoire’s Courts Keep Their Focus on Gbagbo

Supporters of Cote d’Ivoire’s former president, Laurent Gbagbo, and former youth minister, Charles Ble Goude, rally outside the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2016 (AP photo by Peter Dejong).
Supporters of Cote d’Ivoire’s former president, Laurent Gbagbo, and former youth minister, Charles Ble Goude, rally outside the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2016 (AP photo by Peter Dejong).

It’s been a busy few weeks for Cote d’Ivoire’s courts. A spate of recent trials targeting high-profile members from the previous government, including former President Laurent Gbagbo himself, has redirected attention to the strikingly unbalanced pursuit of justice that has followed the West African country’s post-election conflict seven years ago. Even as the political class shifts its focus to the 2020 presidential election, the wheels of the judiciary keep turning, at least when it comes to trying those who were on the losing side of the fighting. Among the latest notable decisions was a verdict issued in December against Hubert […]

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