July 23, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui presented her fifth report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict Monday. The UN has ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Defense counsel for convicted war criminal Germain Katanga discontinued their appeal Wednesday, effectively finalizing the International Criminal Court's judgment against him in March. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rebel group Force de refsistance ...[read more]
June 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The head of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday strongly condemned an outbreak of deadly violence in the eastern areas of the DRC, sparked by a confrontation over cattle. The UN deployed peacekeepers to the area to work alongside local authorities to help ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) filed a criminal complaint in Senegal Wednesday against former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) police officer Paul Mwilambwe for his alleged involvement in the slaying of DRC human rights activists Floribert Chebeya and Fidele Bazana. ...[read more]
May 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday sentenced Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga to 12 years in prison 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 Republic of the Congo ...[read more]
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]

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