Country Cote d Ivoire
Year 2015
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

Article 6 of the 2016 Ivorian Constitution states that: "Everyone has the right to free and equal access to justice". The Ministry of Justice, with the support of its partners, is committed to improving equitable access to justice services. As part of the PALAJ project (Projet d'appui à l'amélioration de l'accès aux droits et à la justice), six legal clinics have been set up in the towns of Bondoukou, Bouaké, Guiglo, Korhogo, Man and San Pedro to help the most vulnerable people, particularly rape victims, access the justice system. In addition, three legal information centres were set up in 2015 in Abengourou, Boundiali and Daloa. In 2016, 419 people, including 331 rape victims, received legal advice and 40 victims received legal assistance.

Source of Information

Cote d'Ivoire's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.38 and p.47.