As Côte d’Ivoire’s 2020 presidential elections near, the country is at risk for large-scale violence against civilians. Every political transition in the country’s history—most recently the 2010 presidential election—has resulted in systematic civilian targeting. Learn about the country’s recent history of war and atrocities and our 2019 assessment of early warning signs.
This 2020 brief draws on past mass atrocity events, in Côte d’Ivoire and elsewhere, to illustrate the potential economic impact of large-scale violence and make the case for the business community’s specific interest and unique role to play in prevention. It then highlights examples of actions taken by private sector entities—both international and domestic—to prevent and mitigate violence in countries at risk.
This 2019 report analyzes the risk of violence and mass atrocity crimes sparked by clashes between supporters of the main political parties in the periods before, during, and after the 2020 election. The report provides recommendations to the government of Côte d’Ivoire, political party leaders, civil society, foreign governments and international organizations, and the media to mitigate these risks.
Our quantitative assessment, from the Early Warning Project, estimates the risk of a new mass killing in Côte d’Ivoire.
Learn about the work of Arsène Brice Bado, PhD, the deputy director of the Institute of Dignity and Human Rights in Côte d’Ivoire.