Cycle of impunity must end for Côte d'Ivoire to achieve reconciliation

The cycle of impunity must end and perpetrators of human rights violations must be brought to justice, for peace and reconciliation to succeed in Côte d'Ivoire.

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That’s what the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay told members of the Security Council at a Côte d’Ivoire meeting.

She said former President Laurent Gbagbo’s surrender may offer an end to the conflict, but stressed that immediate and decisive action must be taken to ensure justice.

“In 2004, an International Commission of Inquiry established by the Secretary-General identified alleged perpetrators and recommended accountability mechanisms which were never implemented. To achieve peace and reconciliation, the cycle of impunity must be stopped, perpetrators must be brought to justice, and victims must be rehabilitated in their rights and dignity.”

Duration: 28″

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