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Tutu, Annan condemn Ivory Coast violence

2011-04-06 13:24

Johannesburg - The Elders group of eminent global leaders, including Nobel laureates Desmond Tutu and Kofi Annan, called on warring parties in Ivory Coast to ensure accountability for the killings there.

"Former president Laurent Gbagbo must bear primary responsibility for the violence, which was sparked by his refusal to accept the election results and step down. His term is over and he must depart the political stage," The Elders said in a statement.

"Meanwhile, former president Gbagbo and President Alassane Ouattara both bear responsibility for the actions of forces under their control," they said. "They must demand an immediate end to attacks on civilians and UN personnel.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the west African country since strongman Gbagbo refused to cede power to his rival Ouattara, the internationally recognised winner of the November elections.

"I urge President Ouattara to commit publicly to a process of accountability. His actions and words in the coming days are critical to the future of Cote d'Ivoire," Tutu said.

"The people need reconciliation, not retaliation," he added.

Last week, forces loyal to Ouattara stepped up their military operations in a bid to dislodge Gbagbo, leaving scores dead.

The UN reported that hundreds of people have been killed and the death toll is rising following news of mass killings in the western town of Duekoue.

"The violence must stop and the atrocities and human rights abuses must be investigated," said Annan.

"Those who have perpetrated these terrible crimes, in Duekoue and elsewhere, must be held accountable," said Annan.

Ouattara forces said on Wednesday they had gone to remove Gbagbo from a bunker at his Abidjan residence where he was holed up and refusing to surrender.

Comments
  • penada - 2011-04-06 14:15

    the AU is a joke, the UN a farce. what gives france the authority to invade another sovereign state and participate in her politics. Shame on you elders for not condemning this...and Mr Tutu, u have finally lost one fan in me

      graam - 2011-04-06 14:28

      I agree with you on the AU. At least the UN is getting involved in Libya. Good for France, the world can no longer sit back and allow Rawanda/Sarajavo situations to develop. Tutu is way ahead of you.

      DeonL - 2011-04-06 14:41

      95% of all countries are part of the UN, the UN gave France the right.

      Somerset - 2011-04-06 18:30

      One might think all this talk a farce, but its all part & parcel of the move to One-world government. Until now the UN played a 'peace keeping role' only. But it has set a new precedent: Now it fires on the residence of the president it declared unlawful.. The UN will now become a major player in whatever country it chooses to (obviously double standards will be the rule, how otherwise?)

      mubaraqtopeakere - 2011-04-06 19:00

      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272550437#!/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/205386079479418 the United Nations Security Council, and others' stance on the disputed Presidential Election in Ivory Coast, 2010, and subsequent calls for President Laurent Gbagbo, to "quit or be removed from office as president of Ivo...ry Coast, if he fails to quit honorably"; on grounds of the Ivory Coast's electoral commission result subject to review under the Constitutional Power bestowed under Article 94, of the Constitution of Ivory Coast, to the Constitutional Council of Ivory Coast, which states as follows: "The Constitutional Council controls the regularity of the operations of the referendum and proclaims the results. The Council decides [statuer] on: — the eligibility of the candidates to the presidential and legislative elections; — the disputes concerning the election of the President of the Republic and of the Deputies. The Constitutional Council proclaims the definitive results of the presidential elections."; prejudices Article 88, Article 90, Article 91, Article 92, and Article 94, of the Constitution of Ivory Coast; Article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; Article 2 (3); Article 36 (3); Article 92, Article 93, Article 94, Article 95, and Article 96, of the Charter of the United Nations; and Article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice. http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/minuci/ http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter1.shtml http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter6.shtml http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter14.shtml "Côte d’Ivoire Constitution" "TITLE VII OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL": http://www.constitutio...nnet.org/files/Cote%20D'Ivoire%20Constitution.pdf http://www.constitutionnet.org/en/vl/item/c-te-d-ivoire-constitution PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache%3A5tY6htdt0WIJ%3Awww.africa-union.org%2Froot%2Fau%2FDocuments%2FTreaties%2FText%2FProtocol%2520to%2520the%2520African%2520Court%2520of%2520Justice%2520-%2520Maputo.pdf+african+court+of+justice&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESieuAsXwoEalgz2v9Cs-idUMZoSkGvuWT-9LmesXWItvQEW_XUxrG4pwOriQmnM7vg5OuBCkofzAXTs4K9JuABtyk87Rb78k3F3d4urvBEK8F8fpBiySrK4u-sAooJVC5b_frIV&sig=AHIEtbQnjV5EOwUAnCARB0Q0RoJJhx61Kw&pli=1 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.africa-union.org%2Froot%2Fau%2Fdocuments%2Ftreaties%2Ftext%2FProtocol%2520on%2520the%2520Merged%2520Court%2520-%2520EN.pdf&rct=j&q=PROTOCOL+ON+THE+STATUTE+OF+THE+AFRICAN+COURT+OF+JUSTICE+AND+HUMAN+RIGHTS&ei=8Y9BTeuRC8jJswaI4K2tDg&usg=AFQjCNELpio5CL7Q1DSgUYbvaXopECSV1Q&cad=rja http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CC0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unhcr.org%2Frefworld%2Ftype%2CMULTILATERALTREATY%2C%2C%2C4937f0ac2%2C0.html&rct=j&q=PROTOCOL+ON+THE+STATUTE+OF+THE+AFRICAN+COURT+OF+JUSTICE+AND+HUMAN+RIGHTS&ei=PZBBTYezCdOCswbJhoi5Dg&usg=AFQjCNFLOTK8huqNtIC-wDvjuN0GNDioew&cad=rja http://www.african-court.org/en/court/mandate/general-information/ http://www.au.int/en/organs/cj

      mubaraqtopeakere - 2011-04-06 19:00

      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272550437#!/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/205386079479418 the United Nations Security Council, and others' stance on the disputed Presidential Election in Ivory Coast, 2010, and subsequent calls for President Laurent Gbagbo, to "quit or be removed from office as president of Ivo...ry Coast, if he fails to quit honorably"; on grounds of the Ivory Coast's electoral commission result subject to review under the Constitutional Power bestowed under Article 94, of the Constitution of Ivory Coast, to the Constitutional Council of Ivory Coast, which states as follows: "The Constitutional Council controls the regularity of the operations of the referendum and proclaims the results. The Council decides [statuer] on: — the eligibility of the candidates to the presidential and legislative elections; — the disputes concerning the election of the President of the Republic and of the Deputies. The Constitutional Council proclaims the definitive results of the presidential elections."; prejudices Article 88, Article 90, Article 91, Article 92, and Article 94, of the Constitution of Ivory Coast; Article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; Article 2 (3); Article 36 (3); Article 92, Article 93, Article 94, Article 95, and Article 96, of the Charter of the United Nations; and Article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice. http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/minuci/ http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter1.shtml http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter6.shtml http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter14.shtml "Côte d’Ivoire Constitution" "TITLE VII OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL": http://www.constitutio...nnet.org/files/Cote%20D'Ivoire%20Constitution.pdf http://www.constitutionnet.org/en/vl/item/c-te-d-ivoire-constitution PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache%3A5tY6htdt0WIJ%3Awww.africa-union.org%2Froot%2Fau%2FDocuments%2FTreaties%2FText%2FProtocol%2520to%2520the%2520African%2520Court%2520of%2520Justice%2520-%2520Maputo.pdf+african+court+of+justice&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESieuAsXwoEalgz2v9Cs-idUMZoSkGvuWT-9LmesXWItvQEW_XUxrG4pwOriQmnM7vg5OuBCkofzAXTs4K9JuABtyk87Rb78k3F3d4urvBEK8F8fpBiySrK4u-sAooJVC5b_frIV&sig=AHIEtbQnjV5EOwUAnCARB0Q0RoJJhx61Kw&pli=1 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.africa-union.org%2Froot%2Fau%2Fdocuments%2Ftreaties%2Ftext%2FProtocol%2520on%2520the%2520Merged%2520Court%2520-%2520EN.pdf&rct=j&q=PROTOCOL+ON+THE+STATUTE+OF+THE+AFRICAN+COURT+OF+JUSTICE+AND+HUMAN+RIGHTS&ei=8Y9BTeuRC8jJswaI4K2tDg&usg=AFQjCNELpio5CL7Q1DSgUYbvaXopECSV1Q&cad=rja http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CC0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unhcr.org%2Frefworld%2Ftype%2CMULTILATERALTREATY%2C%2C%2C4937f0ac2%2C0.html&rct=j&q=PROTOCOL+ON+THE+STATUTE+OF+THE+AFRICAN+COURT+OF+JUSTICE+AND+HUMAN+RIGHTS&ei=PZBBTYezCdOCswbJhoi5Dg&usg=AFQjCNFLOTK8huqNtIC-wDvjuN0GNDioew&cad=rja http://www.african-court.org/en/court/mandate/general-information/ http://www.au.int/en/organs/cj

      mubaraqtopeakere - 2011-04-06 19:01

      In accordance with article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; the dispute on violation of article 25 paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in the Republic of Ivory Coast. Can be decided, by "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS". Complement to chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations. Furthermore, and in accordance with due process of law, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, the"President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire", and the UNOCI (United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire), "should as a general rule be referred by the parties to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of the Court." seek as stipulated in article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice, with complement to article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, and article Article 28, 48, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; on the matter of violation of article 21 paragraph 3, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article Article 25, paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Re: "Inaugural Meeting of the High-Level Panel of the African Union On Cote d'ivoire": http://www.au.int/en/content/inaugural-meeting-high%E2%80%90level-panel-african-union-cote-divoire This is to recommend, in consolidation with the program ...of "THE HIGH-LEVEL PANEL OF THE AFRICAN UNION ON COTE D'IVOIRE", and the United Nations Security Council; an amendment on the constitution of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, to reflect the principles, and objectives of rotational presidential, and other political candidates, to contest in a free, and fair election; under the principles, and objectives entrenched in article 25, 26, 27, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; as practised in multi ethno-religious, and political society, and entrenched in section 223 subsection b, section 224, sections 13, section 14 subsection 3, and section 15 subsection 4, of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended 2010. As part of effort to constitutinalise the "national reconciliation," and "reunification of the country,"; and for the sustainance of democratic principles, in accordance with rule of law. Re: ¨Ouattara rejects vice-president job¨: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/01/201111113257652603.html Re: The African Union " The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 259th Meeting held on 28 January 2011..., at the Level of the Heads of State and Government, Adopted the Following Decision on the Situation in Côte d’Ivoire." "COMMUNIQUE OF THE 259th MEETING OF THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL": http://www.au.int/en/content/peace-and-security-council-african-union-au-its-259th-meeting-held-28-january-2011-level-hea Should the ¨The African Union, High-Level Panel for the resolution of the crisis, in Côte d’Ivoire¨ persuade Alassane Ouattara, the ¨defeated¨ candidate; as declared by the Constitutional Court of Côte d’Ivoire; to take this offer, or wait for negotiation to take place after the verdict of "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS", and the ¨INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE¨, through due process of rule of law, as stipulated under chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations? ¨Legally, Alassane Outtara has no legal claim to the Ivorian Presidency because by the constitution and laws of the Ivory Coast, he was never declared winner and certified as President elect by the Ivorian Constitutional Council, the only legal and constitutional institution that must conduct such rituals for a winner of the election to be inaugurated as President of the Republic of Ivory Coast.¨ In accordance with article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; the dispute on violation of article 25 paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in the Republic of Ivory Coast. Can be decided, by "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS". Complement to chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations. Furthermore, and in accordance with due process of law, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, the"President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire", and the UNOCI (United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire), "should as a general rule be referred by the parties to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of the Court." seek as stipulated in article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice, with complement to article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, and article Article 28, 48, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; on the matter of violation of article 21 paragraph 3, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article Article 25, paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. ¨Ban said that reopening the results of November''s president election “would be a grave injustice and set an unfortunate precedent.”Ban Ki-moon. "I want this monitoring committee - which is composed of the African Union, ECOWAS, the EU, the US, Russia, China, from all over; the Arab League - I want this committee to come here and review all the electoral documents and seek the truth," Laurent Gbabgo. Examine and declare whom, is committed to dispute resolution in accordance with principles of rule of law, transparency, accountability, and integrity? See more: http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/194277113931359?notif_t=share_comment http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/194277113931359 http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/189708977714472

  • dr c - 2011-04-06 14:18

    But they say nothing on Libiya, Yemen, Egypt. what blatant double standards.

      Grant - 2011-04-06 14:25

      Not true! the violence has been condemned in all of these places plus Ethiopia, Syria et al. There is so much nonsense going on all over the African continent that it is almost impossible to keep track of who is doing what to who any more.

      dr c - 2011-04-06 14:30

      havent seen the elders or tutu slam Gaddafi in Libya anywhere. If they have and i have not seen then i retract comment.

      Grant - 2011-04-06 14:41

      There were numerous reports prior to the commencement of the 'no fly zone' actions by the UN in which all bodies were condemning what was going on and appealing to both sides to cease and desist. Up to a few days prior to the commencement of air strikes they had a plan in place for a face to face meeting with Gaddafi to try and get him to a negotiating table.

  • Tetiyou - 2011-04-06 17:38

    Can Mr Tutu and the so called elders tell me in which country in the world UN has ever certified an election? Their role in Ivory Coast was to certified the electoral process and not the result. The election result is given by the supreme court and the supreme court gave GBAGBO the winner. How Tutu and the so called Elders justified the attack of French fighter jets on Ivory Coast institutions (presidential palace and residence). In Africa, Elders are supposed to be wise but here it cannot be said of Mr Tutu sold to the West to air their propaganda. Mr Tutu should never be a role model to any African youth. Gbagbo is a role model to us and a true African who wants to protect his country's wealth against Mr Tutu bosses (UK, France and USA)for the well beings of his people. Mr Tutu, that's what France doesn't like and declared war to Ivory Coast since GBAGBO took power in 2000.

      mubaraqtopeakere - 2011-04-06 18:57

      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272550437#!/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/205386079479418 the United Nations Security Council, and others' stance on the disputed Presidential Election in Ivory Coast, 2010, and subsequent calls for President Laurent Gbagbo, to "quit or be removed from office as president of Ivo...ry Coast, if he fails to quit honorably"; on grounds of the Ivory Coast's electoral commission result subject to review under the Constitutional Power bestowed under Article 94, of the Constitution of Ivory Coast, to the Constitutional Council of Ivory Coast, which states as follows: "The Constitutional Council controls the regularity of the operations of the referendum and proclaims the results. The Council decides [statuer] on: — the eligibility of the candidates to the presidential and legislative elections; — the disputes concerning the election of the President of the Republic and of the Deputies. The Constitutional Council proclaims the definitive results of the presidential elections."; prejudices Article 88, Article 90, Article 91, Article 92, and Article 94, of the Constitution of Ivory Coast; Article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; Article 2 (3); Article 36 (3); Article 92, Article 93, Article 94, Article 95, and Article 96, of the Charter of the United Nations; and Article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice. http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/minuci/ http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter1.shtml http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter6.shtml http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter14.shtml "Côte d’Ivoire Constitution" "TITLE VII OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL": http://www.constitutio...nnet.org/files/Cote%20D'Ivoire%20Constitution.pdf http://www.constitutionnet.org/en/vl/item/c-te-d-ivoire-constitution PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache%3A5tY6htdt0WIJ%3Awww.africa-union.org%2Froot%2Fau%2FDocuments%2FTreaties%2FText%2FProtocol%2520to%2520the%2520African%2520Court%2520of%2520Justice%2520-%2520Maputo.pdf+african+court+of+justice&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESieuAsXwoEalgz2v9Cs-idUMZoSkGvuWT-9LmesXWItvQEW_XUxrG4pwOriQmnM7vg5OuBCkofzAXTs4K9JuABtyk87Rb78k3F3d4urvBEK8F8fpBiySrK4u-sAooJVC5b_frIV&sig=AHIEtbQnjV5EOwUAnCARB0Q0RoJJhx61Kw&pli=1 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.africa-union.org%2Froot%2Fau%2Fdocuments%2Ftreaties%2Ftext%2FProtocol%2520on%2520the%2520Merged%2520Court%2520-%2520EN.pdf&rct=j&q=PROTOCOL+ON+THE+STATUTE+OF+THE+AFRICAN+COURT+OF+JUSTICE+AND+HUMAN+RIGHTS&ei=8Y9BTeuRC8jJswaI4K2tDg&usg=AFQjCNELpio5CL7Q1DSgUYbvaXopECSV1Q&cad=rja http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CC0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unhcr.org%2Frefworld%2Ftype%2CMULTILATERALTREATY%2C%2C%2C4937f0ac2%2C0.html&rct=j&q=PROTOCOL+ON+THE+STATUTE+OF+THE+AFRICAN+COURT+OF+JUSTICE+AND+HUMAN+RIGHTS&ei=PZBBTYezCdOCswbJhoi5Dg&usg=AFQjCNFLOTK8huqNtIC-wDvjuN0GNDioew&cad=rja http://www.african-court.org/en/court/mandate/general-information/ http://www.au.int/en/organs/cj

      mubaraqtopeakere - 2011-04-06 18:58

      In accordance with article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; the dispute on violation of article 25 paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in the Republic of Ivory Coast. Can be decided, by "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS". Complement to chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations. Furthermore, and in accordance with due process of law, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, the"President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire", and the UNOCI (United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire), "should as a general rule be referred by the parties to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of the Court." seek as stipulated in article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice, with complement to article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, and article Article 28, 48, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; on the matter of violation of article 21 paragraph 3, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article Article 25, paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Re: "Inaugural Meeting of the High-Level Panel of the African Union On Cote d'ivoire": http://www.au.int/en/content/inaugural-meeting-high%E2%80%90level-panel-african-union-cote-divoire This is to recommend, in consolidation with the program ...of "THE HIGH-LEVEL PANEL OF THE AFRICAN UNION ON COTE D'IVOIRE", and the United Nations Security Council; an amendment on the constitution of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, to reflect the principles, and objectives of rotational presidential, and other political candidates, to contest in a free, and fair election; under the principles, and objectives entrenched in article 25, 26, 27, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; as practised in multi ethno-religious, and political society, and entrenched in section 223 subsection b, section 224, sections 13, section 14 subsection 3, and section 15 subsection 4, of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended 2010. As part of effort to constitutinalise the "national reconciliation," and "reunification of the country,"; and for the sustainance of democratic principles, in accordance with rule of law. Re: ¨Ouattara rejects vice-president job¨: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/01/201111113257652603.html Re: The African Union " The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 259th Meeting held on 28 January 2011..., at the Level of the Heads of State and Government, Adopted the Following Decision on the Situation in Côte d’Ivoire." "COMMUNIQUE OF THE 259th MEETING OF THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL": http://www.au.int/en/content/peace-and-security-council-african-union-au-its-259th-meeting-held-28-january-2011-level-hea Should the ¨The African Union, High-Level Panel for the resolution of the crisis, in Côte d’Ivoire¨ persuade Alassane Ouattara, the ¨defeated¨ candidate; as declared by the Constitutional Court of Côte d’Ivoire; to take this offer, or wait for negotiation to take place after the verdict of "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS", and the ¨INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE¨, through due process of rule of law, as stipulated under chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations? ¨Legally, Alassane Outtara has no legal claim to the Ivorian Presidency because by the constitution and laws of the Ivory Coast, he was never declared winner and certified as President elect by the Ivorian Constitutional Council, the only legal and constitutional institution that must conduct such rituals for a winner of the election to be inaugurated as President of the Republic of Ivory Coast.¨ In accordance with article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; the dispute on violation of article 25 paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in the Republic of Ivory Coast. Can be decided, by "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS". Complement to chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations. Furthermore, and in accordance with due process of law, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, the"President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire", and the UNOCI (United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire), "should as a general rule be referred by the parties to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of the Court." seek as stipulated in article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice, with complement to article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, and article Article 28, 48, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; on the matter of violation of article 21 paragraph 3, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article Article 25, paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. ¨Ban said that reopening the results of November''s president election “would be a grave injustice and set an unfortunate precedent.”Ban Ki-moon. "I want this monitoring committee - which is composed of the African Union, ECOWAS, the EU, the US, Russia, China, from all over; the Arab League - I want this committee to come here and review all the electoral documents and seek the truth," Laurent Gbabgo. Examine and declare whom, is committed to dispute resolution in accordance with principles of rule of law, transparency, accountability, and integrity? See more: http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/194277113931359?notif_t=share_comment http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/194277113931359 http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/189708977714472

  • Irelander - 2011-04-06 17:51

    You cant win with some people. Next thing a genecide will occur and you'll blame the UN for sitting on their hands. I LOVE THE IGNORANT MORAL HIGHGROUND you'll always seem to win. My own view is if they are seen to be taking these dictators on other "leaders" across africa will take notice and hopefully run a tighter ship.

  • mubaraqtopeakere - 2011-04-06 19:01

    In accordance with article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; the dispute on violation of article 25 paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in the Republic of Ivory Coast. Can be decided, by "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS". Complement to chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations. Furthermore, and in accordance with due process of law, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, the"President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire", and the UNOCI (United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire), "should as a general rule be referred by the parties to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of the Court." seek as stipulated in article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice, with complement to article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, and article Article 28, 48, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; on the matter of violation of article 21 paragraph 3, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article Article 25, paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Re: "Inaugural Meeting of the High-Level Panel of the African Union On Cote d'ivoire": http://www.au.int/en/content/inaugural-meeting-high%E2%80%90level-panel-african-union-cote-divoire This is to recommend, in consolidation with the program ...of "THE HIGH-LEVEL PANEL OF THE AFRICAN UNION ON COTE D'IVOIRE", and the United Nations Security Council; an amendment on the constitution of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, to reflect the principles, and objectives of rotational presidential, and other political candidates, to contest in a free, and fair election; under the principles, and objectives entrenched in article 25, 26, 27, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; as practised in multi ethno-religious, and political society, and entrenched in section 223 subsection b, section 224, sections 13, section 14 subsection 3, and section 15 subsection 4, of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended 2010. As part of effort to constitutinalise the "national reconciliation," and "reunification of the country,"; and for the sustainance of democratic principles, in accordance with rule of law. Re: ¨Ouattara rejects vice-president job¨: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/01/201111113257652603.html Re: The African Union " The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 259th Meeting held on 28 January 2011..., at the Level of the Heads of State and Government, Adopted the Following Decision on the Situation in Côte d’Ivoire." "COMMUNIQUE OF THE 259th MEETING OF THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL": http://www.au.int/en/content/peace-and-security-council-african-union-au-its-259th-meeting-held-28-january-2011-level-hea Should the ¨The African Union, High-Level Panel for the resolution of the crisis, in Côte d’Ivoire¨ persuade Alassane Ouattara, the ¨defeated¨ candidate; as declared by the Constitutional Court of Côte d’Ivoire; to take this offer, or wait for negotiation to take place after the verdict of "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS", and the ¨INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE¨, through due process of rule of law, as stipulated under chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations? ¨Legally, Alassane Outtara has no legal claim to the Ivorian Presidency because by the constitution and laws of the Ivory Coast, he was never declared winner and certified as President elect by the Ivorian Constitutional Council, the only legal and constitutional institution that must conduct such rituals for a winner of the election to be inaugurated as President of the Republic of Ivory Coast.¨ In accordance with article 28 paragraph c, d, e, g, h, article 29 paragraph 1a, article 30 paragraph a, f, and article 31 paragraph a, b, d, f, of the "PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS"; the dispute on violation of article 25 paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in the Republic of Ivory Coast. Can be decided, by "THE AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS". Complement to chapter VI article 33 paragraph 1, and article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations. Furthermore, and in accordance with due process of law, Mr Laurent Gbagbo, the"President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire", and the UNOCI (United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire), "should as a general rule be referred by the parties to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the provisions of the Statute of the Court." seek as stipulated in article 65, 66, 67, 68, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice hereinafter referred to as "ADVISORY OPINIONS" of the International Court of Justice, with complement to article 36 paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, and article Article 28, 48, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; on the matter of violation of article 21 paragraph 3, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article Article 25, paragraph b, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. ¨Ban said that reopening the results of November''s president election “would be a grave injustice and set an unfortunate precedent.”Ban Ki-moon. "I want this monitoring committee - which is composed of the African Union, ECOWAS, the EU, the US, Russia, China, from all over; the Arab League - I want this committee to come here and review all the electoral documents and seek the truth," Laurent Gbabgo. Examine and declare whom, is committed to dispute resolution in accordance with principles of rule of law, transparency, accountability, and integrity? See more: http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/194277113931359?notif_t=share_comment http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/194277113931359 http://www.facebook.com/mubaraqtopeakere/posts/189708977714472

  • Karoobloed - 2011-04-07 06:36

    Thank God that there are 2 leaders in Africa that does not follow the same tired old script leading to nothing but misery. Good on you Mr. Tutu and Mr. Annan.

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