Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire : the reconciliation never happened

At the end of the crisis that followed the 2010 presidential elections, President Alassane Ouattara has set up a Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire. After three years, this instrument of transitional justice concluded its work by submitting a report to the Ivorian authorities on 15 December 2014. With overly ambitious attributions, misundersood by the people, and an inability to translate into concrete policies the speeches about the need to unite, the institution seems to have failed to carry out its mission, namely to promote reconciliation and a stronger social cohesion.

(Crédit photo: Daniel Lopes - Côte d'Ivoire, septembre 2010)