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Why isn't Gbagbo being tried by an African court?
Published on:Friday, May 31, 2013 - 12:55
RNW recently spoke to Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). She is currently preparing the court's first trial of a head of state: Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast.
By Sophie van Leeuwen
Gbagbo is charged with crimes against humanity in a highly divisive case. The ICC itself is also controversial in Ivory Coast and elsewhere on the African continent. RNW’s Africa Desk invited its visitors and listeners to suggest questions to put to the Chief Prosecutor. Today’s question: Why isn't Gbagbo being tried by an African court? To hear her answer, watch this short clip.
This video is part of the Africa Desk's French-language platform Regards sur Gbagbo, set up to discuss the issues surrounding the ICC case against the former Ivorian leader.
For more content in English, visit Views on Gbagbo.