ICC Weighs Sending Gbagbo Case to Trial

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened a hearing to decide if there is enough evidence to try Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, on charges of crimes against humanity. Mr. Gbagbo was present as the hearing got underway Tuesday in The Hague.

He faces four counts of crimes against humanity for his alleged role in violence that followed his defeat in Ivory Coast’s 2010 presidential election.

The violence erupted when he refused to leave office after losing a runoff …