The Prosecutor v. Charles Blé Goudé

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Questions-réponses concernant la décision de confirmation des charges dans l'affaire Le Procureur c. Charles Blé Goudé

Charles Blé Goudé

Charles Blé Goudé

Date of birth: 1 January 1972

Place of birth: Niagbrahio, Gagnoa in Côte d'Ivoire

Warrant of arrest
Issued under seal on 21 December 2011
Unsealed on 30 September 2013

Surrender to ICC custody: 22 March 2014

First appearance: 27 March 2014

Confirmation of charges hearing: 29 September - 2 October 2014

Decision on the confirmation of charges: 11 December 2014

Mr Blé Goudé is in the Court’s custody.


On 11 December 2014, Pre-Trial Chamber I confirmed four charges of crimes against humanity against Charles Blé Goudé and committed him to trial before a Trial Chamber.  

Pre-Trial Chamber I concluded that there is sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that Charles Blé Goudé is individually criminally responsible for the crimes against humanity of murder, rape, other inhumane acts or – in the alternative – attempted murder, and persecution committed in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, between 16 December 2010 and on or around 12 April 2011.

On 20 December 2014, the ICC Presidency referred the case to Trial Chamber I, which will be in charge of the trial.