Cote d'Ivoire

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Hundreds of detainees still awaited trial in connection with post-electoral violence in 2010 and 2011, and concerns remained about selective accountability for crimes committed during that period. Freedoms of expression and assembly were restricted and there was a wave of arbitrary arrests of political opponents prior to elections. The trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Laurent Blé Goudé at the ICC was scheduled to begin in 2016. Simone Gbagbo was not transferred to the ICC despite an outstanding arrest warrant.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty


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