Ocampo quizzed over ICC's choice of cases

As Laurent Gbagbo appears in court, ICC head is tackled over claims court is only focused on Africa.

    For the first time ever, a former head of state has appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

    Laurent Gbagbo, the ex-president of the Ivory Coast, is charged with crimes against humanity, accused of ordering his forces to commit murder and rape after he lost the country's election last year.

    Al Jazeera's Ghida Fakhry spoke to Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the chief prosecutor of the ICC, about the case and a growing perception that the court is mainly concentrating on alleged crimes in Africa and ignoring other abuses occuring outside the continent.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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