Media release – consolidating national efforts in mass atrocity prevention in Cote d’Ivoire

5 December 2022
Geneva – Abidjan, 5 December 2022. For immediate release. Members of the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire will be sensitized to mass atrocity prevention.

On 5 December, the African Coalition of Human Rights for the Armed Forces (CADHA), a partner of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC), will sensitize 70 representatives to best practices on the creation and management of national mechanisms of genocide and mass atrocities prevention. This session will be delivered with he support of the Raphael Lemkin Center for Africa (CERLA) and the Global Action GAAMAC.

The session follows a first workshop delivered on 8-9 June 2021 to 21 representatives and senators in Yamoussoukro.

West Africa has experienced its share of atrocities

The goal of the session is to increase capacity to prevent mass atrocities, in Côte d’Ivoire and in Africa.Based on examples from other countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the workshop will inform representatives on national prevention mechanisms and best practices. In its current post-conflict setting, Côte d’Ivoire is reinforcing its efforts and is looking into using the law as a means to fight such crimes.

The opening session will be presided by the President of the National Assembly, in the presence of high-level State representatives as well as the Vice-Chair of the Africa Working Group of GAAMAC.

 

For more information, please contact:

Bakari Sidiki Diaby, General Coordinator of the African Coalition of Human Rights for the Armed Forces (French only)

07 49 98 81 67 / 05 05 05 82 87 / 01 52 10 11 03

[email protected] / [email protected]

Noémi Manco, Communications Manager at the GAAMAC Support Office (French and English)

[email protected]

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