Cote d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire has yet to address the legacy of the 2010-2011 post-election crisis and the decade of conflict and serious human rights abuse that preceded it. The justice system has failed to hold accountable perpetrators of atrocity crimes by pro-Ouattara and pro-Gbagbo forces, a vital step to end the impunity that drives conflict. The government has made some progress in security sector reform, particularly in improving discipline within the security forces, but members of the security forces continue to commit serious human rights abuses, including mistreatment and torture of detainees; extrajudicial killings; rape and extortion. Corruption is still a problem at all levels of government.