Ivory Coast Must Avoid Victor’s Justice: Podcast with Suliman Baldo

6/24/2011

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Suliman Baldo, director of ICTJ’s Africa Program, just returned from the Ivory Coast, where he was one of three members of a UN Commission of Inquiry that delivered a report on post-election violence to the UN Human Rights Council on June 15. The report details many serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law following the disputed November 28, 2010 election in which incumbent president Laurent Gbago refused to step down for president-elect Alassane Ouattara.

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“The Human Rights Council of the United Nations,” Baldo explains, “decided to establish an independent commission of inquiry and to send it to the Ivory Coast to investigate the events and the facts of what occurred…and to identify authors of violations in order to uphold accountability.”