Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section K. Public proceedings
Côte d’Ivoire’s Criminal Procedure Code (1960) states:
TITLE I: THE COURT OF ASSIZES
CHAPTER 6: HEARINGS
SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Hearings shall be public, unless publicity is a threat to order or morality. In this case, the Court shall declare this in a ruling in a public hearing.
However, the President may prohibit minors or certain minors from having access to the courtroom.
The judgment on the merits must always be delivered at a public hearing.