The former president of Ivory Coast has gone on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Laurent Gbagbo pled ‘not guilty’ to charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country's brief civil war in 2010.
It couldn't have been more dramatic. The convicted war criminal drinks poison in the middle of the court room, dying a short time later. Even The Hague Tribunal's achievements can't overshadow that, says Zoran Arbutina.
Judges in The Hague have approved a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi, the first country to leave the International Criminal Court. Hundreds of people have been killed since 2015.
The International Criminal Court's prosecutor has requested a full investigation in Afghanistan. US and Afghan military personnel could be indicted, along with Taliban members, for committing crimes against humanity.
An international war crimes prosecutor has said she will seek an official probe into violations in Afghanistan. If approved by ICC judges, the probe could include the US military and CIA.
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