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Heads of State and Heads of government

  • Gbagbo

    février 14, 2019

    On January 15 2019, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, the former head of state of Côte d’Ivoire (2000-2011) and his right-hand man, Charles Blé Goudé, were acquitted from all charges of crimes against humanity that were allegedly committed between 2010 and 2011. Post-electural bloodshed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 resulted in the death of about 3,000 people and the displacement of 500,000. Gbagbo was charged with four counts of crimes against humanity: murder, rape, other inhumane acts or – in the alternative – attempted murder, and persecution, allegedly committed during the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire. Gbagbo, who has pleaded not guilty, was taken into custody by the ICC in 2011. He remained in custody for seven years. The trial was a landmark in the history of the ICC. Gbagbo was the highest profile official and the first former head of state, to stand trial at the ICC since the establishment of the Court.

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  • European Union in 2017

    janvier 5, 2017

    2016 has been a turbulent year for the European Union and its member states. Brexit, the armed conflict in Syria and Iraq, the refugee crisis, terrorism and the Italian referendum; all topics covered by the Peace Palace Library in several Library Specials and Library blogs.

    2017 promises to be a defining moment for the continuation of the ever closing Union. This blog touches upon a couple of developments which can lead to discussion within the European Union and its members.

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  • Al Bashir Case

    décembre 9, 2016

    ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II schedules a hearing on South Africa’s cooperation on 7 April 2017.
    Al Bashir Case

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  • ‘Roosevelt in The Hague’

    avril 22, 2016

    This morning of Friday, 22 April at the Peace Palace, the Roosevelt Foundation and The Hague Institute for Global Justice are pleased to host the ‘Roosevelt in The Hague’ event chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn. Following the presentations by the Laureates, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
    ’Roosevelt in The Hague’

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