Afraid and Forgotten: Lawlessness, rape, and impunity in western Côte d’Ivoire

This report documents the often brutal physical and sexual violence in the western administrative regions of Moyen Cavally and Dix-Huit Montagnes in Côte d'Ivoire. The widespread criminality has been fueled by the disintegration of legal institutions, a failed disarmament process that has left the region awash with arms, and state officials’ refusal to respond to attacks.

Published 2011-04-29

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