Côte d’Ivoire is a civil law country. As such, the legal system does not rely on prior decisions, but is instead structured by several different specific codes. The supreme law of the country is the constitution adopted by referendum on October 30, 2016. The legal hierarchy of the country puts the constitution at the top of the legal pyramid. This constitution is followed, respectively, by international treaties legally ratified by the National Assembly and laws adopted by the National…
From The Report: Cote d’Ivoire 2019
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This chapter introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés. It also contains a viewpoint with Joachim Bilé-Aka and Michel K Brizoua-Bi, Founders, Bilé-Aka, Brizoua-Bi & Associés.