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To the Government of Côte dIvoire:
- Take all necessary measures to ensure that the security
forces respect international humanitarian and human rights law. Take
immediate steps, including disciplinary action, to end all attacks by
members of the security forces and militias on civilians.
- Stop using and supporting militias and political party
members for security functions legally reserved for the police and gendarmes,
including checkpoint supervision; investigate and prosecute members of any
such group against whom there are allegations of abuse.
- Ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal
Court and urge passage of necessary legislation to ensure its implementation.
- Lodge an ad hoc declaration accepting the exercise of
jurisdiction by the International Criminal Court with the ICC Registrar
pursuant to Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute.
- Cooperate fully with any possible ICC investigation.
To the Forces Nouvelles:
- Take necessary steps to end human rights abuses and
violations of international humanitarian law, particularly attacks on
- End the recruitment of all children under the age of 18
and ensure that child soldiers are promptly disarmed, demobilized,
provided adequate humanitarian assistance and handed over to child
protection agencies for reintegration into their communities.
- Cooperation fully with any possible ICC investigation
To the U.N. Commission of Inquiry:
- Include in the commissions final report concrete,
specific recommendations to the U.N. Security Council on holding
accountable all persons responsible for serious violations of human rights
and international humanitarian law committed since 1999.
- In light of concerns about the Ivorian governments
ability and willingness to try these crimes, ensure that the
recommendations include a judicial mechanism with significant support and
engagement from the international community.
- Ensure that a complete version of the commissions final
report be made available to the public.
To the United Nations Secretary-General:
- Upon completion of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry, and as
requested in the May 25, 2004 statement by the U.N. Security Council
president, present recommendations to the Security Council on possible
options for international assistance in support of justice.
To the Security Council:
- Follow through with the commitment to pursue a path of
accountability for the perpetrators of serious human rights crimes in
accordance with previous statements by the Council.
- Act promptly to follow through with recommendations made
by the U.N. Secretary-General on possible options for international
assistance in support of justice.
To the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States:
- Ensure adequate support for the second fact-finding
mission to Côte dIvoire by the African Commission on Human and Peoples
- Support efforts by the international community to
establish a mechanism to ensure an end to impunity for the serious human
rights crimes that have taken place in Côte dIvoire since 1999.
To the United States, France, the European Union, and other donors:
- Condition provision of all military or police assistance
to the Ivorian government, with the exception of human rights training
programs, until the government has demonstrated that it will investigate
and prosecute in accordance with international standards alleged human
rights and humanitarian law violations by security forces.
- Should the government demonstrate a commitment to bring
genuine reform to its criminal justice system, prioritize programs to
strengthen the Ivorian judiciary and other institutions essential to
establish the rule of law.
- Provide adequate financial and political support to any
judicial mechanism set up to ensure accountability for perpetrators of