21 Mar 2011
The Security Council Must Uphold the Responsibility to Protect in Côte d'Ivoire
The Open Statement on the situation in Cote d'Ivoire, produced by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, urges the UN Security Council to take immediate action in response to the post-electoral crisis in the country. Parties on both sides to the conflict have been committing mass atrocity crimes since the end of the presidential election on 28 November. Since that time, several hundred civilians have been killed and thousands more displaced. The statement urges the UN Security Council to take action to uphold its responsibility to protect.