The initial appearance of Laurent Koudou Gbagbo before Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International criminal Court (ICC) is scheduled for Monday, 5 December 2011, at 14:00 (The Hague local time) (see press release here). Mr Gbagbo was transferred to the ICC’s custody on 30 November 2011, in accordance with a warrant of arrest issued (under seal) by Pre-Trial Chamber III on 23 November 2011.
Laurent Koudou 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.
For more information on the Côte d’Ivoire situation and this case see here.