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Calls for Arab states to join the ICC emerge from Human Rights Council

As human rights worsen in the Middle East and North Africa, the International Centre for supporting Rights and Freedoms has called for Arab states to join the ICC during the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Only four of the Arab League’s 21 members (Syria’s membership has been suspended) have ratified the ICC Rome Statute, leaving Arab states underrepresented at the Court.

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ICC Judges to Decide if Ivorian Youth Leader to Face Trial


A confirmation of charges hearing began on 29 September in the case against Charles Blé Goudé, the former leader of the Young Patriots, the youth wing of the political movement of former Côte d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo. ICC judges will decide if there is enough evidence to send Blé Goudé to trial for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010-11 post-election violence, during which an estimated 3,000 died.

September 2014
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24 Sept: ICC prosecutor opens second investigation in the Central African Republic

11 Sept: Judges issue an arrest warrant for former Sudanese rebel leader Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain.
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