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21 Dec 2017 description

In July 2017, FIDH and its member organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conducted a fact-finding mission in Angola to gather testimonies from Congolese refugees who had fled the slaughter perpetrated in the Kamonia territory in the Kasai province. The harrowing testimonies published today reveal the scale and seriousness of the crimes committed against the civilian population by the Congolese defence and security forces and their auxiliaries, the militia known as Bana Mura.

20 Dec 2017 description

Paris - Kinshasa, le 20 décembre 2017. En juillet 2017, une mission d’enquête de la FIDH et de ses organisations membres en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) s’est rendue en Angola auprès de réfugié.es congolais.es ayant fui les massacres commis sur le territoire de Kamonia, dans la province du Kasaï. Les témoignages accablants publiés aujourd’hui rendent compte de l’ampleur et de la gravité des crimes commis contre les civil.es, par les forces de défense et de sécurité congolaises et leurs supplétifs de la milice appelée Bana Mura.

11 Jun 2017 description

Madame la Présidente,
Mesdames et messieurs les Commissaires,

La FIDH salue les importantes avancées en faveur des droits humains et des libertés fondamentales sur le continent comme en Gambie, où le choix des électeurs a finalement été respecté ouvrant la voie à une transition démocratique longtemps attendue ; ou encore la décision en appel des Chambres africaines extraordinaires confirmant la condamnation à la perpétuité d’Hissène Habré pour les crimes commis au Tchad entre 1982 et 1990.

01 Nov 2016 description

An Open Letter to H.E. Mme. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, from South Sudanese and International Non-Governmental Organizations

Cc: Ambassador Smail Chergui, Chairperson, AU Peace and Security Council
CC: Alpha Oumar Konare, AU High Representative for South Sudan

1 November 2016

Your Excellency,

13 Oct 2016 description

Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail justice for crimes committed during the deadly conflict that began in December 2013, said Amnesty International and FIDH in a joint briefing published today.

The organizations are calling on the African Union (AU) Commission and the South Sudan government to urgently establish the proposed Hybrid Court for South Sudan (HCSS).

16 Aug 2016 description

Renewed violence underscores the urgency of bringing to account those responsible for crimes under international law committed during South Sudan’s armed conflict, said Amnesty International and FIDH today, a year on from a faltering peace agreement.

The peace accord was signed on 17 August 2015 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. It requires the African Union (AU) to set up a hybrid court for South Sudan to investigate and prosecute individuals suspected of committing genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity since the conflict began in December 2013.

25 Sep 2015 description

In a letter to the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Enough Project joined 37 South Sudanese and international organizations urging her to utilize the upcoming AU Peace and Security Council meeting on South Sudan as an opportunity to create pressure to establish the Hybrid Court for South Sudan. The court would try grave crimes committed in the country’s recent conflict, as provided for in the August peace agreement between the parties to the conflict.

11 Jun 2015 description

L’Union africaine (UA) doit placer les droits humains au centre de son action pour la résolution des conflits et des crises. Son 25ème Sommet, qui se tient actuellement en Afrique du sud, doit se solder par la prise de décisions fortes permettant d’enrayer les cycles de violences et de garantir durablement la sécurité des populations civiles.

11 Jun 2015 description

To Permanent Representatives of member and observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, 10 June 2015,

RE: Addressing the human rights situation and the need for accountability for past atrocities and on-going violations in South Sudan

Your Excellencies,

09 Dec 2014 description

Paris, Pretoria, December 8, 2014 – Civilians in South Sudan have been paying a huge price since the outbreak, on December 15, 2013, of the conflict which opposed the forces loyal to the President Salva Kiir and those supporting the former Vice President Riek Machar.

In its mission report on South Sudan, FIDH raises serious concerns over the risks of a further deterioration of the human rights and humanitarian situation in the country if no effective measures are taken to break the cycle of violence and impunity which currently prevail.