Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Ivory Coast Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Ivory Coast. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

Ghislaine Moïse-Bazie, Lawyer 

Law firm: SCPA-Bazié-Koyo-Assa
Postal address: 08 BP 1942 Abidjan 08, Côte d’Ivoire
Office Telephone: 225-22 44 3885; Cell phone: 225-05 01 04 40 / 07014604; Fax: 225- 22 44 38 88
Email: gbazieatyahoo [dot] com

Ghislaine Moïse-Bazie is a lawyer resident in Abidjan who is prepared to answer technical legal questions, e.g. concerning documents from lawyers representing refugees from Ivory Coast, and if unable, will try to refer lawyers to persons who can. She speaks both English and French. 

Norwegian Refugee Council, Cote D'Ivoire

www.nrc.no/?aid=9167918
Tel: +225 06 328 755
Contact Person: Cheick Ba, Country Director
Email: cheick [dot] baatnrc [dot] no 
Offices: Abidjan, Duékoué (West), Bouaké (Center/North)

NRC provides humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees. Their programme activities are concentrated on five core activities, one being Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance. NRC provides legal assistance, usually through individual casework, but it may also entail class action. NRC pursues legal action through all relevant local, national and international legal systems and mechanisms, including customary law, conflict resolution and mediation mechanisms and any other prevalent systems of law - in addition to statutory law and the courts. NRC may provide training in legal issues to target groups and key local actors - to establish a platform of understanding of rights and applicable law, and subsequent legal approaches to key issues.

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