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The 2017 Human Rights Award, which is issued jointly by the ecumenical World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and Signis, a membership body for Roman Catholic media professionals, has ... The eastern portion of the DRC faces particular challenges in sexual violence towards women.
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The United Nations on Wednesday gave a cautious welcome after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) allowed some anti-government ... The head of the UN's joint office for human rights in the DRC, Abdoul Aziz Thioye, cautioned it was “too soon to determine a trend.”.

The 1st African Union (AU) - United Nations (UN) High-Level Dialogue on Human Rights was convened on 24 April 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ... in the field of human rights and highlighted the successful deployment of Human Rights Observers in Burundi, CAR, DRC, Mali, Somalia and South Sudan, ...
The primary goal was to gather basic information on ''the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the DRC'' between March 1993 and June 2003. The start period was chosen because of the 20 March 1993 Ntoto market massacre in the ...
As the Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila continues to snub efforts by the international community to bring peace and stability to ... to the people of DRC, who are facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis and gross human rights violations,” said Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International's ...
Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch director for Central Africa, said senior security and intelligence officials in Congo told the organization about a scheme being carried out by President Joseph Kabila's powerful supporters in the government and security sector to derail elections scheduled for December and ...

Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch's DRC researcher, said SADC support has been crucial in keeping Kabila in power. “Until now Kabila has appeared to rely on support from the region, including other leaders who have appeared to use violence and corruption to entrench their hold on power while ...
The lives of six guards and their driver were taken Monday during an attack on the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation in the Virunga Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – drawing ...
The Security Council on Tuesday extended for one year the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ... to hold accountable those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law or violations and abuses of human rights, in particular those that may ...
On a research trip to the Kamituga gold mine in her home province of South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), activist Marie-Rose ... The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has warned that conflict-affected areas are a “'grey zone' in terms of business and human rights” ...
“We are seeing the quashing of dissent at all costs – even at the cost of human life – in the DRC by the systematic deployment of armed forces alongside the Police Nationale Congolaise to handle protests,” added the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. While some people armed with sticks and ...
UN refugee agency scaling up support as 'horrific' violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda ... mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.
UN aid chief urges international support to tackle 'spiralling humanitarian needs' in DR Congo ... As fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced 4.5 million people to flee their homes over the past year and left more than 13 million in need of humanitarian assistance, the United ...
“Some funding has come in but not nearly enough to meet the critical needs of millions in the DRC,” said Jean-Philippe Chauzy, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the African country, noting that the 13 April conference is an opportunity to generate more financial pledges ...
In mid-February a source in the human rights community told me that villages in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo were being burned amid a renewal of communal fighting. People fleeing the violence told aid workers of arson attacks. The clashes between the Hema and Lendu ...
Should conditions change, UNHCR stands ready to assist the authorities in DRC and Angola in voluntary repatriation discussions. Support for the returnees to rebuild their houses is often absent, as humanitarian funding does not at present allow for a major rebuilding programme. For 2018, UNHCR has ...
“Child labour and other human rights abuses have tainted the mining industry in the DRC for far too long, and we welcome the news that the government finally appears willing to tackle the problem. “When we first revealed that children were risking their lives doing back-breaking work in cobalt mines for ...

Ida Sawyer, Central Africa director for Human Rights Watch, said a Congolese activist was "shot dead" outside St Benoit church, "as security forces disperse peaceful protesters yet again". Internet and SMS services had been cut since Sunday morning, Sawyer wrote on Twitter, amid "reports of others ...
That's the voting session finished - there is only one short debate later this afternoon, on a dispute over snow crab fishing in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. But that's where we leave our coverage for today. The European Parliament's next plenary sitting will take place in Strasbourg between ...
As authorities stalled plans to organize elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and security forces systematically sought to silence, repress, and intimidate the political opposition, human rights and pro-democracy activists, journalists, and peaceful protesters. A power-sharing ...
The report titled: Fighting for Rights Succeeds, focused on countries such as Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa and Zimbabwe, among others. In the DRC, 2017 was marred by political violence with President Joseph Kabila holding onto power beyond his constitutional two-term ...
A view of downtown Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ... Council follows a briefing it heard by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, last Tuesday on the political, human rights, security and humanitarian situation in the country.
The embassy is already the subject of controversy over the Democratic Republic of the Congo's human rights record, one of the worst in the world. ... A new wave of protests in London against the regime began on New Year's Eve after demonstrators in DRC were killed during a peaceful protest and ...
... Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session behind closed doors. The Ministers are concerned about the human rights situation in the DRC as well ...
Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo took a turn for the worse in 2017 and the New Year is unlikely to bring much relief to Congolese civilians. Political ... In the following weeks, Congolese security forces and rebel groups subjected civilians to hundreds of human rights violations. The abuses ...
President Kabila must hold his security forces accountable, respect the human rights of his citizens, and follow through with his commitment to step down, in accordance with the DRC constitution, following credible elections in December 2018. The United States and the international community will be watching and we will ...
9 January 2018 – Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the ...
A Catholic Church leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has decried the state's response to protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal ... two in Sainte Famille parish and two shot dead outside of Saint Alponse church, Human Rights Watch's Central Africa director, Ida Sawyer reports.
A Catholic Church leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has condemned the state's response to protests over the weekend as ... Ghislain Muhiwa, a member of a coalition of civil society groups and human rights orgnaisations known as the Civil Society Action Collective (CASC), said the state ...
Civil society groups and human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling for sustained pressure on the country's president, after protests demanding Joseph Kabila step down turned deadly this week. At least seven people were killed across the country on Sunday, after security ...
Security forces and an army-backed militia planned massacres in an opposition stronghold in the Democratic Republic of Congo, human rights activists charged Wednesday, calling the killings "crimes against humanity". The southern Kasai region suffered "one of the worst human rights crises in the world" ...
19 December 2017 – The United Nations envoys dealing with sexual violence in conflict and the head of the Organization's peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have welcomed the conviction of 11 Congolese militia fighters for raping dozens of children – including an 18-month-old toddler ...
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the most complex and challenging humanitarian situations worldwide, with multiple conflicts affecting several ... Human rights violations are still widespread, including physical mutilation, killings, sexual violence, arbitrary arrest and detention in inhumane conditions.
5 January 2018 – Amid ongoing political tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent actions by the security forces during recent protests in Kinshasa and other cities suggest “deliberate intention to suppress civil and political rights,” the United Nations human rights office reported on Friday. “From the ...
Congolese living in Britain hold pictures of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi (L) and Joseph Kabila (R) as they protest ... including "acts of harassment toward opposition political figures, representatives of the media and civil society and defenders of human rights.
Asha resided in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the time, where the United Nations Population Fund reports that over a third of marriages are still forced and occur before an individual even reaches the age of 18. Though it's now Congolese law that “both parties must consent to being married,” human ...
At least 14 UN peacekeepers and five Congolese air force members have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the "worst attack ... humanitarian personnel and human rights defenders ... and to support the government of the DRC in its stabilisation and peace consolidation efforts".
World Food Programme's Democratic Republic of Congo Country Director Claude Jibidar talks to internally displaced people at the Kalunga camp in ... United Nations human rights investigators speaking to refugees in Angola reported that 251 people were victims of targeted, extrajudicial killings in the ...
International Crisis Group report shows deterioration of security and human rights in DR Congo ... impasse in the country caused by the President Joseph Kabila's determination to stay in power beyond his constitutional time limit in December 2016 leads to a rise in violent conflict and human rights abuses.
(Goma) – The new Kivu Security Tracker will map violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern Kivu provinces, Human Rights Watch and the New York University-based Congo Research Group said today. The joint project will monitor the worst ...
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... Statement on Electoral Process in Democratic Republic of Congo ... to in the Agreement, and respect for human rights and fundamental ...
Protests have been met with vicious crackdowns, human rights violations ... In Zimbabwe, like in the DRC, the army is part of the ruling elite and its ... Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, attends the SADC ...
Pope prays for peace in South Sudan and DR Congo ... seeds of peace in the lands of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, ... that it had documented 704 human rights violations across DR Congo in October, ...
The United Nations said Thursday it regretted a new spike in human rights violations being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a ... At least five soldiers, two police officers and three members of armed groups have been sentenced for violating human rights in DR Congo, the report said.
... years ago we exposed how cobalt mined by children in the DRC is ending ... to human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
... in the lands of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, ... it had documented 704 human rights violations across DR Congo in ...
The UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in DRC said in a report on Thursday that it documented 704 cases of human rights violations in ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday recalled its ... judicial inquiry into the allegations, DRC decided to recall its ambassador to Tripoli ... vile abuses of human rights that fall under the category of crimes against ...
That presented the opportunity for us to transform Bisie from what was once a source of incredible problems in the eastern DRC to one that is ...


 

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