Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Cote d'Ivoire, at his initial
appearance on December 5 at the ICC in The Hague. ICC photo.
Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo appeared before ICC judges today in order to confirm his identity and to advise him of his rights. He is suspected on committing crimes against humanity in the aftermath of a disputed election last year. Gbagbo's lawyers indicated that he would content the Prosecutor's evidence. The judges scheduled a confirmation of charges hearing for June 18, 2012 to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to go to trial.