Côte d’Ivoire
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Overview

Authorities restricted the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly as political tensions rose ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Security forces used excessive force with impunity against peaceful protesters. Political activists, journalists and human rights defenders were arbitrarily arrested and detained. New laws imposed sweeping restrictions on human rights, including women’s rights.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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