Cote d’Ivoire: the fight against impunity at a crossroad

“Progress by the Ivorian judiciary up to now has not been sufficient to leave hope that in the near future a major trial will be held on the post-electoral crisis under acceptable conditions”, said Mr. Patrick Baudouin, Honorary President, and head of the Legal Action Group that defends victims at FIDH. “The inquiries and judicial procedures need to be much better balanced to ensure the right to truth, justice and reparation for all the victims” he added.

Despite an openly declared intention, the process for fighting impunity seems to be marked by the lack of prosecution of crime perpetrators who supported Alassane Ouattara during the crisis. This is especially flagrant since the proceedings against the Gbagbo supporters are progressing.

Read the full report from FIDH below:

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