The darker side of conflict: the case of Simone Gbagbo

Patience, Shona (2014) The darker side of conflict: the case of Simone Gbagbo. In: Women In and At War, 18 - 19 September 2014, Warwick, UK.

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The paper analyses the other, and darker, side of gender and conflict through a critical discussion of women who are accused of orchestrating and/or perpetrating crimes defined within the Rome Statute 1998. Focus is centred on the International Criminal Court (ICC) case of Simone Gbagbo in relation to the internal political violence that occurred within the Côte d’Ivoire following the 2010 general election result. The ICC unsealed an arrest warrant for Simone Gbagbo on the 22nd of November 2012, alleging responsibility as indirect co-perpetrator for four counts of crimes against humanity which includes, but is not limited to, murder, rape and other sexual violence, persecution and other inhumane acts. The paper critically examines the situation in Côte d’Ivoire within the context of Simone Gbagbo’s involvement. Furthermore, the paper outlines what role the ICC believe she played within the post-electoral violence and discuss why, and under what grounds, the ICC has sought her extradition to the Hague which has not, as of yet, occurred.

Keywords:international criminal law, international criminal courts and tribunals
Subjects:M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
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Deposited On:21 Sep 2014 17:16

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