Archive for the ‘Cote d'Ivoire’ Category
(Nairobi) – Armed militants hostile to the Ivorian government have recruited Liberian children and carried out deadly cross-border raids on Ivorian villages in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Nairobi) – Côte d’Ivoire’s national commission of inquiry investigating the 2010-2011 post-election violence should extend its mandate by six months to August 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The extension would better ensure an impartial and comprehensive investigation into crimes committed by all sides, Human Rights Watch said.
(Nairobi) – The transfer of former President Laurent Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for his alleged role in international crimes during Côte d’Ivoire’s devastating post-election violence is a major step toward ensuring justice, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Paris) – The government of President Alassane Ouattara should match its rhetorical commitment to impartial justice with action against its own troops implicated in crimes during the post-election violence and its aftermath, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
(Brussels) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) judges took a major step to ensure justice for victims in Côte d’Ivoire by authorizing the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation into crimes committed in the country’s devastating post-election violence, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Washington, DC) – Armed men who supported former Côte d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo waged the second deadly attack in two months near the Liberian border, killing at least 23 men, women, and children in small villages, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Abidjan) – The government of Côte d’Ivoire should be commended for taking action against security forces who extort money at roadblocks, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on the government to extend its efforts to secondary roads in rural areas, where members of the Republican Forces continue to regularly extort money.
(Washington) – The promotion of two Côte d’Ivoire military commanders against whom there are serious allegations of involvement in grave crimes raises concerns about President Alassane Ouattara’s commitment to end impunity and ensure justice for victims, Human Rights Watch said today.
After six months of violence, almost everyone in Côte d’Ivoire has a horrific story to tell: a loved one killed gruesomely, the memory of being raped, a house burned or pillaged of everything. I have listened to hundreds of these stories, amazed at people’s strength to recount the unthinkable to a stranger as armed conflict continued.
H.E. Dr. Jean Ping
Chairperson, African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Por Gaëtan Mootoo y Stephan Oberreit, delegados de Amnistía Internacional en Costa de Marfil
Somos dos delegados de Amnistía Internacional, y lo que queremos hacer en estos momentos es documentar los informes de graves violaciones de derechos humanos que se están cometiendo en Abiyán y en el oeste del país, donde hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas [...]