Representative of the UN in Côte d'Ivoire during his weekly press briefing made a declaration on the deleterious security situation prevailing in the country.
During the weekly press briefing, Kenneth Blackman, deputy spokesman of UNOCI said:
"The future of Côte d'Ivoire will also depend on how the justice sector will run , which has to be equitable ."
diplomat for the UN System it is imperative to silence the guns, but it will need to go through an inclusive political dialogue, with the aim of genuine reconciliation between the son and daughters of this country.
He also commented on the situation of human rights in the country, Kenneth Blackman has said that the UN structure has difficulty to ascertain the conditions of detention of persons arrested in some places of detention in Abidjan . As matter of fact Minister Douati was arrested tonight because he told the international press that the attackers were armed FPI headquarters and spoke Malinke. The UN officers were present so what on earth is happening ?
In one word the UN has failed in its mandate in Ivory Coast as we can see from some of the points in their mandate :Help to protect civilians, in the deployment areas of their units,protection and promotion of human rights;to monitor and help investigate human rights violations with a view to ending impunity, and to keep the Security Council Committee established pursuant to paragraph 14 of resolution 1572 (2004) (the Committee) regularly informed of developments in this regard,. We are not even mentioning the fact that the UNOCI /French troops have escorted weapons transported by the FRCI breaking the embargo monitoring mandate even worse the fact that they fought alongside Ouattara forces to overthrow a legal president elected democratically according the the Ivorian constitutional council. All these failures to implement their mandate have undermined the peacekeeping operation’s credibility and legitimacy, and led the Ivorians to request the immediate withdraw of the UNOCI