posted on Fri 8 Apr 2011 12:33 PM
Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

Following Russia’s request for a briefing on Côte d’Ivoire this morning during informal consultations Council members are now anticipating a briefing on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire this afternoon (Friday, 8 April). The briefing is expected to take place following informal consultations at 3 pm on the Kenyan letter requesting the Council to hold an open meeting on Kenya’s request for the Council to use its powers under Article 16 of the Rome Statute to suspend ICC proceedings against six Kenyans.

It appears that the briefing is likely to be from the head of peacekeeping Alain Le Roy
and is likely to focus on the overall situation in Côte d’ Ivoire. Some Council members have also expressed a particular interest in hearing about the humanitarian situation.