April 10, 2014
by Ann Schober
The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday that Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga is appealing his recent conviction for war crimes. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Patriotic Resistance Forces in Ituri, an armed militia group from the Ituri region of the Democratic ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The UN Joint Human Rights Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (UNJHRO) released a report Wednesday detailing widespread sexual violence committed by government forces and rebel groups between January 2010 and December 2013 in the DRC. According to the report the UNJHRO documented 3,635 ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Ann Schober
A coalition of 146 Congolese and international human rights organizations released a joint declaration Tuesday urging the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to create new mechanisms in its national justice system for prosecuting war crimes. Specifically, the declaration urged the Congolese ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday found Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of four counts of war crimes and one count of crime against humanity. The crimes were committed during an attack on a village in a diamond-rich region of Congo in 2003, in which approximately 200 ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday alleged that Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda was instrumental in organizing and ordering militias of "child soldiers" to attack civilians. Ntaganda is accused of 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
The National Network of Congolese Human Rights NGOs on Wednesday a new Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) law providing amnesty for acts of war committed as far back as 2006. After more than three weeks of debate, lawmakers in the DRC approved the law on Tuesday amid outcry from human rights ...[read more]
November 24, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Four persons have been arrested on charges of falsifying evidence in connection with the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Sunday. On November 20, Judge Cuno Jakob Tarfusser issued an arrest warrant for Bemba's lead counsel Aime Kilolo Musamba; Jean- ...[read more]
October 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The top official for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler, on Saturday condemned a series of attacks perpetrated by the Mayi-Mayi Cheka, which resulted in the deaths of 34 civilians, including 20 children, in the eastern region... ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The top UN official for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Saturday urged Congolese authorities to take all necessary steps required to capture two escaped national army officials, both of whom were found guilty of human violations in ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by G. Redd
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday welcomed the establishment of a national human rights commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but said that rights abuses continue in the east. Pillay's report attributed the recent violence in the east to state security ...[read more]

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