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Cote d’Ivoire: adoption of resolution 1975

On 30 March 2011, the Security Council adopted resolution 1975 in which:

— it urges Gbagbo to immediately step aside,

— it stresses its full support given to UNOCI to use "all necessary means to carry out its mandate to protect civilians (…) including to prevent the use of heavy weapons "

— it imposes targeted sanctions (freezing of assets, travel bans) against Laurent Gbagbo, his wife Simone Gbagbo, the Secretary General of the so-called "presidency" Mr. Désiré Tagro, the chairman of the Ivorian Popular Front Pascal Affi N’Guessan ;

— it recognizes the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court to try perpetrators of serious crimes in Côte d’Ivoire ;

— it makes explicit reference to the responsibility to protect.

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