"To Consolidate This Peace of Ours"
A Human Rights Agenda for Côte D'IvoireBook - 2015
"On October 25, 2015, President Alassane Ouattara won a second term in Côte d'Ivoire's first presidential election since the country's devastating 2010-2011 post-election crisis, the bloody denouement of more than a decade of political instability and ethno-communal tensions. The largely peaceful election and strong economic growth that Côte d'Ivoire enjoyed during President Ouattara's first term led many to praise the country's recovery from its violent past. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and many of the key human rights challenges that contributed to past political violence remain, including lack of accountability for past human rights abuses, persistent weaknesses within the justice system, a need to complete security sector reforms, and inter-communal conflicts over land. Based on more than 200 interviews, this report recommends that President Ouattara uses his second term to combine economic growth with an equal commitment to fighting impunity, strengthening the rule of law, completing security reforms, providing reparations to victims of abuses, and finding a lasting and rights-based solution to land conflicts in western Côte d'Ivoire.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Human Rights Watch, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 323.49096668 W92t
Characteristics: 77 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm