January 24, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday criticized the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of using "unlawful and excessive force" against protestors in the capital of Kinshasa this past week. The recent demonstrations have taken place across the country to oppose proposed changes in ...[read more]
January 23, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Senate on Friday amended the country's electoral law to permit the 2016 presidential election to go forth as scheduled, without the requirement of conducting a census. The change comes after four days of violent nationwide protests resulted in dozens of ...[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]
April 15, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday that Congo President Joseph Kabila should immediately arrest General Bosco Ntaganda and deliver him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of enlisting children and using them in hostile activities. Although an arrest warrant was issued by ...[read more]
May 24, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 24, 2008, Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was arrested by Belgian authorities after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a sealed arrest warrant for him. The ICC indicted Bemba on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity ...[read more]
March 23, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
The chief prosecutor of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) issued an arrest warrant Friday for Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former warlord turned senator, whose private militia clashed with government security forces on Thursday. Bemba was elected to the Senate after losing a run-off presidential ...[read more]
November 27, 2006
by Melissa Bancroft
The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa Monday rejected a legal challenge by Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba to the official results of last month's presidential run-off election. The court declared the challenge unfounded and upheld the victory of incumbent Joseph ...[read more]
November 21, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinhasa was set on fire Tuesday by protestors supporting Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, who on Saturday filed a challenge to the results of last month's presidential run-off election, which he officially lost to incumbent Joseph ...[read more]
November 18, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
Democratic Republic of Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba filed an anticipated challenge to the results of last month's presidential run-off election in the country's Supreme Court Saturday. Congolese military personnel and UN peacekeeping forces surrounded the high court building in ...[read more]

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