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]
March 7, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnists Chen Reis of the University of Denver and Lynn Lawry (pictured) of Brigham and Women's Hospital argue that unified action must be taken by parties other than the International Criminal Court in order to provide adequate and sustainable support for victims of sexual crimes ...[read more]
February 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher
In a statement to the UN Security Council on Friday, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Roger Meece urged the council to deploy an additional military brigade to help the "overstretched" peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Meece, the head of United ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released report on Tuesday detailing numerous war crimes committed by the rebel group 23 March Movement (M23) and Congolese military forces during M23's occupation of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year. M23 officially withdrew from Goma on ...[read more]
December 19, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN probe into human rights violations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) found on Tuesday that at least 126 people were raped and at least two civilians were killed during recent violence in the region. The probe focused on alleged human rights violations that occurred between ...[read more]
November 24, 2012
by Julie Deisher
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday voiced its concern for Congolese civilians displaced by continued fighting in North Kivu. The UNHCR and its affiliates typically oversee 31 refugee camps hosting over 108,000 people in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the ...[read more]

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