CSVR | CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENCE AND RECONCILIATION
After assuming power in a rebellion in 2002, incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo signed the Ouagadougou Political Agreement (OPA) in 2007, authorizing free and fair elections in Côte d’Ivoire. When the results were tabulated in 2010, President Gbagbo lost to Alassane Ouattara, candidate of the Union of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP). Ouattara’s victory was...
The Mediation Committee for National Reconciliation (Comité de Médiation pour la Réconciliation Nationale) was mandated to investigate post-election violence in Abidjan in October 2000, which resulted in the deaths of 171 citizens. The Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation (2011-2014) was established after the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire as a mechanism to promote...
The Parties reaffirmed the sacred right of the Ivorian people to peace and development. They agreed to immediately proceed with the disarmament and dismantling of the militia throughout the country in a process to be led by the Prime Minister. The Parties agreed that the Chiefs of Staff of the National Armed Forces of the...
The Parties agreed that all conflicts must necessarily be resolved through dialogue and cooperation. The Parties also reaffirmed that the national programme of demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration will continue. The Parties invited the adoption of the amnesty law and exhorted the national press to work to bring population groups together and to secure unity and...
The Parties to the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement agreed to immediately establish a Government of National Reconciliation made up of representatives appointed by each of the Parties and charged with strengthening the independence of the justice system, restoring the administration and public services and rebuilding the country. The Government is also tasked with restructuring the defence and...