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“Justice Reestablishes Balance” – HRW Report on the Cote d’Ivoire

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a report that reveals the government of Côte d’Ivoire has yet to deliver justice to victims of grave offences committed by both sides in the country’s 2010-2011 post-election crisis.

Examples of such crimes include the execution of civilians, the gang-raping of women, and the torching of villages. By the end of the five-month conflict, approximately 3,000 civilians had been killed and more than 150 women had been violated.

The report, which is titled: “Justice Reestablishes Balance: Delivering Credible Accountability for Serious Abuses in Côte d’Ivoire,” outlines key areas that require increased support from the country’s government so that Ivorian courts can provide justice that is both acceptable and consistent.

Over 70 people were interviewed in the creation of the report, including government officials, members of the judiciary, representatives of non governmental groups, international criminal justice experts, UN officials, diplomats, and donor officials.

For more background details, click below:

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/03/22/cote-divoire-5-years-awaiting-justice

And click the following link to read “Justice Reestablishes Balance”:

https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/03/22/justice-reestablishes-balance/delivering-credible-accountability-serious-abuses

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Text source: www.hrw.org – 22nd March 2016

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