UN rights body to send investigators to Côte d'Ivoire

refugees from Côte d'Ivoire

refugees from Côte d'Ivoire

The UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva has decided to send an international commission of inquiry to Côte d’Ivoire.

The commission composed of independent investigators will look into the alleged gross human rights violations taking place in the country following November’s presidential elections.

Earlier, the Council had voted to send a special rapporteur to Iran where the death penalty is on the rise.

The Council’s 47 members are also expected to pass 38 resolutions, out of which 14 will deal with individual countries said to have a poor human rights record, namely North Korea, Myanmar, Israel and Tunisia just to name a few.

Cedric Sapey of the Human Rights Council spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about how the newly created body works.

Duration: 2’24″

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