08 April 2020 – Cote d’Ivoire pardons 1000s of prisoners to ease congestion of prisons

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Police, Corrections
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President of the Republic, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights

Overview: The President of the Republic has decided for the fight against COVID19 to pardon a thousand detainees and to hand down sentences for 1004 others to curb the spread of Covid-19
Full details here: http://www.gouv.ci/_actualite-article.php?recordID=11020

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures