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Republic of the Cote d'Ivoire

Last Updated: November 5, 2014 7:46 AM


Citizenship and Country Documents
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV103382.FE - The rights granted to a person with a residency permit - January 2010 (PDF)
    • CIV100217.FE - Côte d'Ivoire: Update to CIV100041.FE of 27 May 2005 on identity documents, specifically the national identity card, birth certificate and certificate of nationality; the process for obtaining each of those identity documents and the information contained in each of them (May 2005) - June 2005 (PDF)
    • CIV100041.FE - Identity documents, specifically the national identity card, birth certificate and certificate of nationality; the process for obtaining each of those identity documents and the information that appears on each of them (May 2005) - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CIV43531.FE - Update to CIV41292.F of 14 March 2003 on the treatment of Ivorian citizens born abroad by government authorities and by the population in general (2004-May 2005) - May 2005 (PDF)
    • CIV42579.FE - Whether Côte d'Ivoire recognizes dual citizenship; whether a person born in Côte d'Ivoire to a Lebanese father and an Ivorian mother can obtain Ivorian citizenship at birth and retain the father's Lebanese citizenship - May 2004 (PDF)
    • CIV42041.FE - Whether a person born in Côte d'Ivoire of a foreigner and an Ivorian parent is entitled to Ivorian nationality, since the adoption of the Constitution in 2000 - Oct 2003 (PDF)
    • CIV41991.FE - The service passport; terms and conditions for obtaining one, privileges associated with this type of passport, and difference between a service passport and a regular passport (1999-September 2003) - Sept 2003 (PDF
 
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Children
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor – Finding on the Worst Forms of Child Labor – 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
 
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Corruption
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2012 (PDF)
 
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Disabilities
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
 
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Elections
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Participation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Election Guide - Recent Elections
  • Amnesty International Report
    • “They looked at his identity card and shot him dead” Six months of post-electoral violence in Côte d’Ivoire - 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “That Land Is My Family’s Wealth” Addressing Land Dispossession after Côte d’Ivoire’s Post-Election Conflict - Oct 2013
    • “They Killed Them Like It Was Nothing” The Need for Justice for Côte d’Ivoire’s Post-Election Crimes - October 2011 (PDF)
 
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Ethnic Groups / Race
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs) -
    • CIV104515.FE - Treatment of members of the Bete ethnicity by the authorities; whether there have been arbitrary arrests of members of the Bete - July 2013 (PDF)
    • CIV100555.FE - Chieftaincies, particularly that of the Agni king and that of the N'gouafoués of Kinimokro; process for choosing the Agni king's headman, and whether mothers must give their eldest sons over to the chieftaincy; the consequences of refusing to conform to the decision of the king and elders, and the state protection available (Sept. 2005) - September 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • The New Racism:The Political Manipulation of Ethnicity in Côte d'Ivoire - August 2001 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the DOZOs including: Detentions/imprisonment carried out by them; Camps operated by this group including treatment of detainees - December 2012 (PDF)
    • Information on the treatment of ethnic minorities in Cote d’Ivoire? - May 2009 (PDF)
    • Treatment of those perceived to be foreigners - May 2009 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2014 (PDF)
 
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Krou
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Krou (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs) -
    • CIV104515.FE - Côte d'Ivoire: Treatment of members of the Bete ethnicity by the authorities; whether there have been arbitrary arrests of members of the Bete (2010-July 2013) - July 2013
 
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Lebanese
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV42644.FE - Attitude of the government authorities and the Ivorian public toward members of the Lebanese community (both citizens and non-citizens of Côte d'Ivoire) (May 2004) - May 2004 (PDF)
 
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Manding (Dioula)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV100038.FE - The Dioula people, particularly their physical traits, cultural beliefs, socio-economic situation and language (May 2005) - May 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Voltaic peoples (Senoufo, Lobi)
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV41868.FE - Current situation of members of the Wè ethnic group, including where they live, their characteristics, and how they are treated by government authorities (2002-Aug. 2003) - August 2003 (PDF)
 
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Gender
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Can a “customary” or “religious” marriage be legally recognized; Is there an authority which verifies the authenticity of traditional or customary marriages; Are polygamous marriages valid? - March 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Afraid and Forgotten: Lawlessness, Rape, and Impunity in Western Côte d’Ivoire - Oct 2010 (PDF)
 
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Human Rights
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International Report
    • Côte d’Ivoire: Arbitrary detention of actual or perceived supporters of Laurent Gbagbo - 2011 (PDF)
    • “They looked at his identity card and shot him dead” Six months of post-electoral violence in Côte d’Ivoire - 2011 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “That Land Is My Family’s Wealth” Addressing Land Dispossession after Côte d’Ivoire’s Post-Election Conflict - Oct 2013
    • “They Killed Them Like It Was Nothing” The Need for Justice for Côte d’Ivoire’s Post-Election Crimes - October 2011 (PDF)
    • Afraid and Forgotten: Lawlessness, Rape, and Impunity in Western Côte d’Ivoire - Oct 2010 (PDF)
    • “Because they have the guns . . . I'm left with nothing." The Price of Continuing Impunity in Côte d’Ivoire - May 2006 (PDF)
    • Country on a Precipice:The Precarious State of Human Rights and Civilian Protection in Côte d’Ivoire - May 2005 (PDF)
 
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Justice System
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV42108.FE - Assita Sylla, who was allegedly arrested by the Ivorian government for helping soldiers in an attempted coup; date of the attempted coup; date of Assita Sylla's arrest and whether she was released - November 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House - 2011
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the DOZOs including: Detentions/imprisonment carried out by them; Camps operated by this group including treatment of detainees - December 2012 (PDF)
 
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Maps
 
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Medical Availability
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page
 
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Political Figures and Parties
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV103471.FE - The Rassemblement des républicains (RDR), including its links to the Rassemblement des houphouétistes pour la démocratie et la paix (RHDP), its position in the political arena and the treatment of the RHDP and RDR members by the authorities - June 2010 (PDF)
    • CIV101456.FE - A student union with the acronym CERAC, particularly what the acronym stands for, the union's activities, its relationship with the Fédération estudiantine et scolaire de Côte d'Ivoire (FESCI), its ties to the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), and the treatment of its members by the current government authorities; availability of state protection for union members (2001) - June 2006 (PDF)
    • CIV101134.E - Information on the "Association ivoirienne pour la défense des droits des femmes" (AIDF); date of foundation; structure of the organization; name of the presidents (current and past); role of the AIDF within the state apparatus and how it is viewed by the state and the populace (February 2006) - March 2006 (PDF)
    • CIV101004.FE - The Front for the Liberation of the Great West (FLGO), the Patriotic Alliance of the Wê (AP-Wê), the Union of Patriots for the Resistance of the Great West (UPRGO) and the Ivorian Movement for the Liberation of the West of Côte d'Ivoire (MILOCI); the government's attitude toward members and supporters of these four groups (2005 - 2006) - Feb 2006 (PDF)
    • CIV100870.FE - Situation of former public servants and members of the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI) (2001-05) - December 2005 (PDF)
    • CIV43275.FE - The Rally of Young Republicans (Rassemblement des jeunes républicains, RJR); its ties to the Rally of Republicans (Rassemblement des républicains, RDR) and to the rebels; treatment of its members by the authorities (2000-2004) - Jan 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • What is the government’s attitude to members or supporters of the Liberation for Presidential Majority (LMP)? - February 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on the LMP – Liberation for Presidential Majority, also known as Presidential Majority? What are the aims of this organization? When was this organization founded? Who is the current leader of the organization? Where is the LMP based in the Ivory Coast (most probably Abidjan)? Does this group have political ties to any other political organizations in the Ivory Coast? - February 2011 (PDF)
 
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Refugees / IDPs
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Internally Displaced Persons / Protection of Refugees - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre -
    • CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Quest for durable solutions continues as the electoral process moves forward A profile of the internal displacement situation - September 2010
 
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Religion
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July - Dec 2010 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Muslims in Cote d’Ivoire - Oct 2011 (PDF)
 
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Sexual Orientation
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV100556.FE - Situation of homosexuals, particularly their treatment by government authorities and the general public (September 2005) - December 2005 (PDF)
 
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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • CIV103074.E - Reports of the government ill-treating individuals released from captivity by rebel groups; whether such individuals are perceived as rebel sympathizers; treatment of individuals perceived as rebel sympathizers (2004 - 2008) - February 2009 (PDF)
    • CIV42256.FE - Current situation of the Federation of Students and Schools in Côte d'Ivoire (FESCI), including the conflict between internal factions, in particular since the cease-fire between rebels and government forces (2003- January 2004) - January 2004 (PDF)
    • CIV42108.FE- Assita Sylla, who was allegedly arrested by the Ivorian government for helping soldiers in an attempted coup; date of the attempted coup; date of Assita Sylla's arrest and whether she was released - November 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Armed Conflict Report - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • Communities shattered by arms proliferation and abuse in Côte d’ivoire - 2013 (PDF)
 
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Female Genital Mutilation
US Government Reports Foreign Government
  • UK Home Office Report - Female Genital Mutilation - Cote d' Ivoire - June 2008 (PDF)
 
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Speech / Press / Internet
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House - 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
 
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Timeline
Media
 
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Trafficking
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons - Cote d'Ivoire - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
 
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