ACHPR Communication 262/02 : Mouvement ivoirien de droits de l’Homme (MIDH) / Cote d’Ivoire

Published: 22/May/2008
Source: African Commission on Human and People's Rights

1.On the 24th October 2002, the Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights received from Mr Zoro Bi Ballo Epiphane, President of the Ivorian Human Rights Movement (MIDH), a communication presented on behalf of this NGO, in application of Article 55 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter).

2.The communication is instituted against the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (State Party to the African Charter and hereinafter referred to as Côte d’Ivoire) and the MIDH alleges that the current policy of denial of identity which has been in force for several years in Côte d’Ivoire and which some people call “Ivoirité”, has led to the passing of laws by the State which are of an unprecedented discriminatory nature in the country.

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Themes: African standards, Discrimination, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Pan Africa, Côte d'Ivoire
Year: 2008