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04 Aug 2017 description

DRC: Victims’ harrowing accounts indicate Government complicity in ethnic-based massacres in Kasai – UN report

GENEVA (4 August 2017) – Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be taking on an increasing and disturbing ethnic dimension, a report by the UN Human Rights Office has warned. Information gathered by a team of UN human rights investigators* suggests that some of the violations and abuses committed in the Kasais may amount to crimes under international law. 

26 Jun 2017 description

GENÈVE (23 juin 2017) – Le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein a déclaré ce vendredi que l’ouverture d’une enquête internationale sur les violations odieuses des droits de l’homme et atteintes à ces droits dans la région du Kasaï en République démocratique du Congo envoie aux auteurs présumés le message que la communauté internationale a fermement l’intention de les traduire en justice.

26 Jun 2017 description

GENEVA (23 June 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday said the creation of an international investigation into allegations of gross violations and abuses in the Kasai regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo sends a strong message to the perpetrators that the international community is serious about bringing them to justice.

20 Jun 2017 description

Excellencies,

Just three months ago, my Office reported to this Council serious concerns about the human rights violations and abuses committed by the Congolese army and police, and the Kamuina Nsapu militia, in Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental. Subsequently, when the two UN experts were killed, the Minister for Human Rights of the Democratic Republic of the Congo called for a joint investigation to bring the perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses to justice.

09 Jun 2017 description

GENEVE (9 juin 2017) - Le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein a appelé vendredi le Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies à établir une enquête internationale sur les violations graves des droits de l'homme survenues dans les provinces du Kasaï Central et du Kasaï Oriental de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), y compris sur l'existence d'au moins 42 fosses communes.

09 Jun 2017 description

GENEVA (9 June 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the UN Human Rights Council to establish an international investigation into the widespread human rights violations and abuses that have occurred in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the existence of at least 42 mass graves.

12 May 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 12 May 2015
Subjects: (1) South Sudan, (2) Yemen, (3) Angola, (4) Indonesia and (5) Republic of Moldova

(1) South Sudan

31 Aug 2010 description

Préface

Ce rapport est le fruit d'entretiens avec plusieurs centaines d'interlocuteurs, tant Congolais qu'étrangers, qui ont été témoins des atrocités commises dans le pays. Il documente leurs témoignages et reflète leurs aspirations à la justice. Cependant, aucun rapport ne peut vraiment décrire les horreurs vécues par la population civile au Zaïre, aujourd'hui devenu République démocratique du Congo (RDC), o=F9 presque chaque individu a une expérience de souffrance et de perte à relater.

04 Sep 2009 description

Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, a grouping of 11 African nations, have taken an historic step forward with the establishment of a Regional Center which aims to strengthen good governance, democracy and human rights.

The 11 signatory countries to the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes RegionThe Regional Center for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education is based in Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

13 Nov 2008 description

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has considered the combined initial to third periodic reports of Angola on how that country is implementing the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

George Rebelo Chicoty, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola, in his opening statement, said Angola had introduced the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights into its national law.

18 Apr 2008 description

GENEVA-The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to cease its activities in Angola in the next few weeks, after the authorities informed it of their decision not to sign a comprehensive agreement for human-rights promotion and protection activities in Angola.

OHCHR confirmed on Friday that it has been requested to close its representation in the country by 31 May 2008, after the authorities decided not to proceed any further with negotiations on establishing a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) similar to those under which OHCHR usually operates in …

27 Sep 2004 description

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered the initial report of Angola on that country's efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Introducing the report was Ana Dias Lourenco, Minister of Planning of Angola, who said the situation for families and children had been exacerbated by the war in Angola which had destroyed the infrastructure and had resulted in major population movement; this had led to the delay in the implementation of Angola's measures to protect the rights of the child.

13 Aug 2004 description

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, Hina Jilani, will undertake a fact-finding mission to Angola from 15 to 24 August 2004 at the invitation of the Government.

With this visit, the Special Representative aims to assess the situation of human rights defenders in the country, including the legal framework in which they work.

The Special Representative is scheduled to visit Luanda, Cabinda and Lubango.

05 Dec 2003 description

GENEVA, 5 December (UN Information Service) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking $54.8 million in contributions to fund activities in the coming year and to continue efforts to strengthen the institution.

18 Jan 2003 description

My main message to Luanda, during this visit and the short trip I made to the Province of Malange, was the reaffirming of the importance of human rights as a whole, I mean not only civil and political rights but also, obviously economic, social and cultural rights as an instrument, as the vehicle of a new spirit and a new environment of trust in this country, which is fundamental for the strengthening of reconciliation in a country devastated by the war. We must join forces and resources in our effort to create a new environment.