HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
The “coup d’Etat” led on 17 March 2009 by Andry Rajoelina (current president of the country), then mayor of Antananarivo, has plunged Madagascar into a cycle of successive institutional crises, setting back democracy and the rule of law. The human rights situation continues to deteriorate. Between corruption, looting of public property and natural resources, arbitrary detentions, trafficking in human beings, extrajudicial executions,
violations of peasants’ rights and land grabbing, the fundamental rights of Malagasy citizens are being constantly trampled.