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Judge Carl J. Nichols of the US District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed claims against prominent technology companies Apple, Google, Tesla, Dell and Microsoft related to child labor. The lawsuit concerned the role of these companies in cobalt mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A class of child laborers [...]

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An independent report published on Tuesday revealed that the World Health Organization (WHO) failed to prevent sexual exploitation during its response to the Ebola epidemic between August 2018 and June 2020. The Independent Commission on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse during the Response to the 10th Ebola Outbreak collated data from interviews, field trips [...]

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Rights groups on Friday called for the immediate release of Sosthene Kambidi, a journalist arrested on terrorism charges in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kambidi works for Congolese news site Actualite.cd and sometimes works with international press agencies such as Reuters and RFI. Kambidi accompanied several other journalists on a reporting trip in March 2017 [...]

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) released former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon from house arrest on Wednesday after he agreed to cooperate with the investigation about the alleged misappropriation of government funds. According to Mapon’s lawyer, Laurent Onyemba, the house arrest order was lifted late on Wednesday evening. DRC prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for [...]

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Grave violations against children in conflict remain alarmingly high, with the COVID-19 pandemic increasing their vulnerability, according to a UN report released Monday. The annual Children and Armed Conflict report covers the period from January to December 2020. It claims that grave violations against children are at nearly 26,500 due to increased vulnerability to abduction, [...]

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Three organizations initiated legal action Tuesday against the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) Agency, or Frontex, at the European Court of Justice for violations of EU and international law. Frontex is responsible for coordinating border control between EU member States and other countries in the Schengen Area. The three organizations—Progress Lawyers Network, Front-Lex and Greek Helsinki [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber on Tuesday upheld a conviction and 30-year prison sentence for former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda. Ntaganda, known colloquially as “The Terminator,” was convicted by Trial Chamber VI on July 8, 2019, on 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity that occurred under his command as [...]

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