(Originally Broadcast on May 12, 2011.)
This Live Seminar examined the international community’s response to the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. Though the widespread violence is generally subsiding with the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo, the situation in Côte d’Ivoire continues to raise a number of concerns in terms of protecting civilians and adequately addressing their needs. This Seminar addressed the following questions:
--What legal frameworks apply to the situation, and what forms of protection do they provide to civilian populations?
--What political, normative, and operational dilemmas arise for (elements of) the international community in responding to the ongoing crisis?
--What is the role of relief and development efforts in the current context?
--Has the response of the international community been appropriate and effective?
These questions will be answered by reference to the situation in Côte d’Ivoire.
Naz Modirzadeh (Associate Director of HPCR) and Claude Bruderlein (Director) hosted the discussion.
Corinne Dufka, Human Rights Watch
Mike McGovern, Yale University
Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham
Brian O'Neill, ECHO, West Africa