Gbagbo and Blé Goudé Case
The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé

The Blé Goudé case and Gbagbo case were joined on 11 March 2015. The trial began on 28 January 2016. On 15 January 2019, Trial Chamber I, by majority, acquitted Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d'Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. On 1 February 2019, the Appeals Chamber set conditions to be imposed on Mr Gbagbo and Mr Blé Goudé upon their release to a State willing to accept them on its territory and willing and able to enforce the conditions set by the Chamber. Mr Gbagbo and Mr Blé Goudé are not in the ICC detention centre anymore as an interim measure pending their release with conditions. On 16 July 2019, Trial Chamber I filed the written full reasons for the acquittal of  Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé

Next steps: The Prosecutor will file a notice of appeal against this decision.

Trial Chamber I
  1. Judge Cuno Tarfusser, Presiding Judge
  2. Judge Olga Herrera-Carbuccia
  3. Judge Geoffrey Henderson
Who else is involved?
Representation of the Office of the Prosecutor

Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor
James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor
Eric Macdonald, Senior Trial Lawyer

Defence Counsel

Defence Counsel for Laurent Gbagbo
Emmanuel Altit
Agathe Bahi Baroan
Jennifer Naouri 

Defence Counsel for Charles Blé Goudé
Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops
Claver N'dry

Legal Representatives of the Victims

​Paolina Massidda, Principal Counsel

Office of Public Counsel for Victims
Next Session
  1. 6 February 2020, 09:30, Appeals Chamber Hearing, Courtroom I

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