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26 Sep 2017 description

Halt Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Freedom of Expression

(Kinshasa, September 26, 2017) – Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should immediately and unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists wrongfully detained for their participation in peaceful activities, 45 Congolese and international human rights organizations said today. Four activists were arrested on July 14 and 15, 2017 in Mbuji-Mayi and five others on July 31 in Lubumbashi.

26 Sep 2017 description

Amnesty International continues to receive reports of violations in the context of the delayed elections. Our organisation has received reports that security forces used tear gas and live bullets against unarmed protestors who were demanding the publication of the electoral calendar on 31 July, resulting in at least 4 injured. Over 100 people were arrested across the country during these protests, including around a dozen journalists who were covering the events unfold.

05 Sep 2017 description

1 septembre 2017, 15:32 UTC

En réaction à l'engagement souscrit cette semaine par le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) d'éliminer le travail des enfants dans le secteur minier d'ici 2025, Seema Joshi, responsable de l'équipe Entreprises et droits humains à Amnesty International, a déclaré

30 Jun 2017 description

PUBLIC STATEMENT

At the 29th ordinary session scheduled to take place from 3-4 July 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union (AU) Assembly should outline clear and tangible measures for addressing impunity for gross violations and abuses of international human rights and crimes under international law by parties to conflicts in Africa.

24 Jun 2017 description

Index : AFR 62/6586/2017

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a adopté une résolution demandant au Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies aux droits de l’homme d'envoyer une équipe d'experts internationaux pour recueillir et préserver les informations, et établir les faits et les circonstances concernant les violations présumées des droits humains et du droit international humanitaire commises dans la région du Kasaï, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

24 Jun 2017 description

Index: AFR 62/6586/2017

The Human Rights Council (‘the Council’) has adopted a resolution requesting the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to dispatch a team of international experts to collect and preserve information, and to determine the facts and circumstances concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law, in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

13 Jun 2017 description

Point 10 : Déclaration écrite rédigée par Amnesty International à l’intention du Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations unies à l’occasion de sa 35e session (6-23 juin 2017)

11 May 2017 description
  • Les membres de groupes armés ayant commis des viols et des homicides sont toujours en liberté

  • La population centrafricaine demande que les responsables de crimes répondent de leurs actes

  • Amnesty International et la société civile centrafricaine demandent justice et réparation pour les victimes dans le cadre de la campagne #JusticeEnRCA

11 May 2017 description
  • Members of armed groups who committed rapes and killings remain at large
  • CAR public demands accountability for crimes
  • Amnesty International and CAR civil society call for justice and reparation for victims in #CARJustice campaign
29 Mar 2017 description

In response to the killing of two UN experts in Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said:

“These deaths should not be in vain, but serve as a reminder of the urgent need to end the violence in Kasai Province that has so far claimed more than 400 lives, and which the two UN officials lost their lives trying to shed a light on.

28 Mar 2017 description

Amnesty International a déclaré aujourd’hui que le renouvellement du mandat de la Mission de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) est une occasion pour les Nations unies de réaffirmer ses engagements et d’intensifier ses efforts pour éviter que la situation en matière de droits humains ne se dégrade davantage et pour protéger les populations civiles en RDC et dans la région des Grands Lacs.

Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies doit se prononcer le 29 mars sur le renouvellement du mandat de la MONUSCO.

28 Mar 2017 description

The mandate renewal of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is an opportunity for the UN to reaffirm its commitments and step up its efforts to prevent further deterioration of the human rights situation and protect civilians in the DRC and the entire Great Lakes region, Amnesty International said today.

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution for the renewal of MONUSCO’s mandate on 29 March.

22 Mar 2017 description

AI Index: AFR 62/5917/2017
22 March 2017

Item 10 – Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of Congo

Amnesty International’s oral statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February-24 March 2017)

Mr. President,

Amnesty International welcomes the Human Rights Council’s continued interest in the human rights situation in the DRC.

18 Mar 2017 description

AI Index Number: AFR 62/5909/2017
Ref: TG AFR 62/2017.001

Heads of State
Southern African Development
Community - SADC
SADC House
Gaborone
Botswana

Your Excellencies,

Greetings from Amnesty International.