ACmHPR Comm 318/06: Open Society Justice Initiative / Cote d’Ivoire

Published: 28/Fév/2015
Source: African Commission on Human and People's Rights

Decision of the African Commission in a case alleging discrimination against « Dioula » in Cote d’Ivoire on the basis of nationality and other grounds, and finding Cote d’Ivoire in violation of Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 and 22 of the African Charter.

The Commission recommends amendments to the constitution and « Particularly recommends that the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire should ensure that its nationality law should be consistent with the provisions of Articles 2 and 5 of the Charter, the relevant provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the United Nations Conventions on Statelessness, in the strict respect of the relevant international Directives on the matter. »

Decision adopted at the 17th Extraordinary Session, 19 – 28 February 2015. Banjul, Gambia, and published on the ACHPR website 27 May 2016

Download file in English: here; in French: here.

Themes: Discrimination, Normes africaines, Perte et déchéance de la nationalité, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Pan Afrique, Cote d’Ivoire
Year: 2015