Mokom Case

The Prosecutor v. Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka

ICC-01/14-01/22
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In ICC custody

Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka

National of the Central African Republic. Alleged former National Coordinator of Operations of the Anti-Balaka.

Arrest warrant: issued under seal on 10 December 2018

​Charges: Crimes against humanity: (attempted) murder, extermination, deportation or forcible transfer of population, imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty, torture, persecution, enforced disappearance and other inhumane acts; and war crimes: (attempted) murder, torture, cruel treatment, mutilation, intentionally directing an attack against the civilian population, intentionally directing an attack against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in a humanitarian assistance, intentionally directing an attack against buildings dedicated to religion, pillaging, enlistment of children under the age of 15 years and their use to participate actively in hostilities, displacement of the civilian population and destroying or seizing the property of an adversary.

  • The warrant of arrest against Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka was issued under seal on 10 December 2018 for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in various locations in the Central African Republic, including Bangui, Bossangoa, the Lobaye Prefecture, Yaloké, Gaga, Bossemptélé, Boda, Carnot and Berberati, between at least 5 December 2013 and at least December 2014. Mr Mokom was surrendered to the ICC on 14 March 2022. 

    On 22 March 2022, Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka made his first appearance before Pre-Trial Chamber II.

    Next steps: The opening of the confirmation of charges hearing was scheduled provisionally for 31 January 2023. 

    Questions and Answers on the initial appearance hearing: English; French

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