President Ouattara hailed for human rights protection

Abidjan- The National Commission of Human Rights of CAte d’Ivoire (CNDHCI) has welcomed measures taken by the President Alassane Ouattara towards strengthening the protection of human rights in CAte d’Ivoire.

Its president, Namizata Sangare in a statement on Tuesday, encouraged the consolidation dynamics of national unity initiated by the government.

She invited President Ouattara to continue efforts to shed light on all the human rights violations committed during the post-election crisis.

“The CNDHCI calls on the government to guarantee all victims their right to compensation,” she said.

Continuing, the chair of the commission urged the executive and legislative branches to seize the opportunity to review the composition of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and to take into account the recommendations made in the ACHPR ruling.

“The CNDHCI invites the political actors and the beneficiaries of these measures to work in the sense of respect for the institutions of the Republic, the construction of peace and social cohesion,” says the document.

“The CNDHCI expresses its readiness to always support the government’s efforts to improve human rights in our country and invites policy makers to be weighted and to give priority to the best interests of the nation in their actions. and speeches, in order to avoid situations that are detrimental to human rights, “concluded the statement.

As a prelude to the commemoration of the 58th anniversary of the independence of the Ivory Coast, the President of the Republic announced, on the occasion of his address to the nation August 6, 2018, several measures that will assuredly to strengthen the rule of law, social cohesion and national reconciliation.

These include the signing of an amnesty order for the release of 800 detainees in connection with the 2010 post-election crisis or state security offenses committed after 21 May 2011.

In addition, the Head of State announced the re-examination of the composition of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in accordance with the ruling of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), rendered on 18 November 2016.

Source: Ghana News Agency