[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] on Monday dismissed a challenge by former Ivory Coast president and alleged war criminal Laurent Gbagbo [BBC profile] that the court lacks jurisdiction to try him. Gbagbo is being charged with crimes against humanity relating to violence following the 2010 elections in which Gbagbo lost but refused to cede power. Specifically, the ICC is charging Gbagbo [materials] with murder, rape, persecution and "other inhumane acts" related to post-election violence. Gbagbo...

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