Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1993-2003 : report of the mapping exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003

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Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1993-2003 : report of the mapping exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003

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dc.contributor United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-16T14:45:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-16T14:45:14Z
dc.date.created 2010-06
dc.date.issued 2011-06-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/11732
dc.description.abstract This report is the result of interviews with several hundred interlocutors, both Congolese and foreign, who witnessed atrocities in the country: it substantiates their accounts and reflects their aspirations for justice. No report, however, can adequately describe the horrors experienced by the civilian population in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where almost every single individual has an experience to narrate of suffering and loss. In some cases, victims became perpetrators, while perpetrators were themselves sometimes subjected to serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, in a cycle of violence that has not yet abated. This report makes an assessment of the justice system in the DRC, based on insights from various stakeholders in the justice sector, including those who were victims of its shortcomings. It presents a number of options to be considered by both Congolese and international actors in the difficult task of reforming the justice system, which faces multiple challenges.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Violence--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Human rights--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Crimes against humanity--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject War victims--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Atrocities--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Congo (Democratic Republic)--Social conditions
dc.subject Civilians in war--Violence against--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Military offenses--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Terrorism--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Ethnic conflict--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Genocide--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Children and war--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject Criminal justice, Administration of--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.subject International crimes--Congo (Democratic Republic)
dc.title Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1993-2003 : report of the mapping exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003
dc.type Working Paper
dc.description.department UT Libraries

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