ACHPR Communication 246/02 : Mouvement ivoirien des droits humains (MIDH) / Cote d’Ivoire

Published: 22/Jul/2008
Source: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Decision in complaint against Cote d’Ivoire for discrimination in relation to political rights in which the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights finds that the Respondent State is in violation of Articles 1, 2, 3(2), 7 and 13 of the African Charter. “The Commission thus finds the requirement that an individual can only exercise the right to stand for the post of a President not only if he/she is born in Cote d’lvoire, but also that his parents must be born in Cote d’lvoire unreasonable and unjustifiable, and find this an unnecessary restriction on the right to participate in government guaranteed under Article 13 of the African Charter.”

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French text here.

Themes: African standards, Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Côte d'Ivoire
Year: 2008