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15 Dec 2017 description

New York, 15 décembre 2017 - Les Représentantes spéciales du Secrétaire général de l’ONU chargée des violences sexuelles commises en période de conflit, Madame Pramila Patten, et pour les enfants et les conflits armés, Madame Virginia Gamba, saluent la justice militaire de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour la décision historique de condamner un parlementaire local et des membres de la milice « Armée de Jésus » pour le viol de dizaines d’enfants à Kavumu, RDC.

15 Dec 2017 description

New York, 15 December 2017- The Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SVC), Pramila Patten, and for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba welcome the landmark decision by military justice authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the conviction of a provincial parliamentarian and members of the “Army of Jesus” militia for the crimes against humanity of rape for dozens of children in Kavumu, DRC.

02 Sep 2015 description

(New York, 02 September 2015) I note the start today at the International Criminal Court at The Hague of the historic trial against Bosco Ntaganda, leader of the UPC (Union des Patriotes congolais) and of its armed branch, the FPLC, a militia group from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This trial should serve as a powerful reminder to all other military leaders accused of similar acts that justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied.

31 Mar 2015 description

Press Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura

For immediate release

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 31 March 2015) The Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) have taken an important step forward in the fight against conflict-related sexual violence this week with the signing by commanders of a landmark declaration to combat rape in war.