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Côte d’Ivoire: 5 Years On, Awaiting Justice

Hold Fair Trials for 2010-2011 Post-Election Abuses

Tuesday 22 March 2016

(Abidjan, March 22, 2016) – Côte d’Ivoire has not yet delivered justice for victims of grave crimes by both sides in the country’s 2010-2011 post-election crisis, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. President Alassane Ouattara and his new justice minister, Sansan Kambile, should strengthen the country’s justice system so it can deliver long overdue justice.

The 56-page report, “Justice Reestablishes Balance: Delivering Credible Accountability for Serious Abuses in Côte d’Ivoire,” outlines critical areas requiring additional government support so that Ivorian courts can provide credible justice. It is based on more than 70 interviews with government officials, members of the judiciary, representatives of nongovernmental groups, international criminal justice experts, UN officials, diplomats, and donor officials.tatives of nongovernmental groups, international criminal justice experts, UN officials, diplomats, and donor officials.

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