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Cote d’Ivoire

Disbelief and division at the ICC: inside the Laurent Gbagbo trial
Lesson learned: always check the microphones. Just after the start of the Hague trial of former Côte d'Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo, prosecutor Eric MacDonald accidentally revealed the names of four anonymous prosecution witnesses within reach of a live microphone. The names were heard in the courtroom and the public gallery, and the recordings have been shared on social media. The clearly disconcerted presiding judge, Cuno Tarfusser, wondered whether this incident “of utmost and inexcusable gravity”…
by Sophie Rosenberg, PhD Candidate in International Studies, University of Cambridge
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