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]
September 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A top UN official specializing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday emphasized the need to address the issue of impunity for those involved in human rights violations over the past year. The DRC has seen an increase in violence in the last year as a result of continuing ...[read more]
August 29, 2013
by G. Redd
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said Wednesday that respecting human rights is essential to achieve stabilization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). During her recent trip, Pansieri witnessed first-hand the siege of the city Goma, including widespread rape ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Monday that the rebel group 23 March Movement (M23) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is receiving assistance from Rwanda despite continued human rights abuses by the M23, including rape, executions and forced recruitment of young boys. HRW based ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Since its inception in July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has become a dominant organization in international relations and the premiere tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes. Despite being founded only a decade ago, the ICC has already investigated atrocities in countries ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Since its inception in July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has become a dominant organization in international relations and the premiere tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes. Despite being founded only a decade ago, the ICC has already investigated and prosecuted atrocities in ...[read more]
July 10, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) on Tuesday welcomed the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) progress in the fight against torture. According to the UNJHRO, the DRC has convicted at least five soldiers of the Congolese armed forces, five agents of the Congolese National Police, one ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Since its inception in July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has become a dominant organization in international relations and the premiere tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes. Despite being founded only a decade ago, the ICC has already investigated atrocities in countries ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by G. Redd
Chinese-owned mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are contributing to a culture of human rights abuses, Amnesty International (AI) reported Wednesday. AI claims that those companies should be held accountable for the longstanding, ongoing human rights abuses related to child ...[read more]
May 9, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) troops committed numerous war crimes, including rape and murder, as they retreated from an advance by the 23 March Movement (M23) rebels last November, according to a UN report released Wednesday. The report claims Congolese military troops raped at least 97 ...[read more]

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