Ivory Coast

The Law on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Defenders, passed on 20 June 2014, is recognised as a landmark piece of legislation in Africa. Its enabling regulation (Décret N° 2017-121) was only adopted by the Government on 22 February 2017, over two-and a-half years after its adoption.  It seems that many government agencies remain unaware of its existence, or of the protection responsibilities, which now fall on them. This makes it more difficult to enforce the law.

Updated: 02/2020

International Service for Human Rights – ISHR Following the adoption of the law in 2014 and its implementing decree in...