Côte d’Ivoire



The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Koudou Gbagbo Ivorian national and former President of Côte d’Ivoire 
Prosecution application for warrant of arrest: 25 October 2011
Warrant of arrest issued by Pre-Trial Chamber III Under seal 23 November 2011
Unsealed on 30 November 2011
Transfer to the ICC’s custody: 30 November 2011
Initial Appearance: 5 December 2011
Confirmation of charges hearing: 19-28 February 2013


Laurent Gbagbo allegedly bears individual criminal responsibility, as indirect co-perpetrator, for four counts of crimes against humanity:

  • a) murder, b) rape and other sexual violence, c) persecution and d) other inhuman acts, allegedly committed in the context of post-electoral violence in the territory of Côte d’Ivoire between 16 December 2010 and 12 April 2011