May 5, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A military court for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday convicted two of 39 soldiers charged with raping more than 130 women in the province of South Kivu. Another 24 soldiers were convicted of looting. Sources indicate that rape convictions are extremely rare in the DRC and that ...[read more]
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]
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]
October 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
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]
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]

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