Democratic Republic of Congo: on the precipice: the deepening human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ituri
The Ituri region of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is suffering one of the world’s gravest humanitarian and human rights crises. An estimated 50, 000 have died as a result of armed conflict in the region and more than 500, 000 people displaced since mid-1999
Democratic Republic of the Congo: our brothers who help kill us: economic exploitation and human rights abuses in the east
This report concludes with recommendations aimed at achieving accountability and justice addressed to all parties to the conflict, both governments and armed political groups, and to the international community, including companies doing business in eastern DRC.
Republic of Congo: a past that haunts the future
In this report, Amnesty International expresses grave concern at the disappearances and other human rights violations to which hundreds of refugees returning to Brazzaville were subjected during and after May 1999. The organization is concerned that the Congolese authorities have failed to take adequate measures to establish responsibility for the violations and bring those responsible … Continue reading Republic of Congo: a past that haunts the future →
Democratic Republic of Congo: Ituri – how many more have to die?
August 2 2003 marks the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While international attention focuses on the installation of a new transitional government in the capital Kinshasa and the supposed end to the war, the atrocities in the east of the country continue. Following a three-week … Continue reading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ituri – how many more have to die? →
Democratic Republic of Congo: Ituri: a need for protection, a thirst for justice
This report is the result of a series of investigative missions carried out by Amnesty International in July 2003 in the Ituri region, particularly in Bunia, in regions of North Kivu (Beni, Oicha, Erengeti, Boikene, Mangangu and Nyaleke), which have been affected in different ways by the Ituri crisis, and finally in the border areas … Continue reading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ituri: a need for protection, a thirst for justice →
Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwandese-controlled east: devastating human toll
As part of Amnesty International’s response to the deterioration of the human rights situation in the Kivus, its delegates visited the region in late 2000 to gather information from survivors, witnesses and other individuals or organizations with an interest in human rights. The information collected by Amnesty International’s delegates confirmed that systematic and widespread human … Continue reading Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwandese-controlled east: devastating human toll →
Democratic Republic of Congo: memorandum to the Inter-Congolese dialogue: Amnesty International’s recommendations for a human rights agenda
Amnesty International in this document makes recommendations to the parties expected to take part in the Inter-Congolese Dialogue — talks expected to start towards the end of January 2002 with the aim of resolving the three-year armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Central Africa (Great Lakes Region): refugees denied protection
Amnesty International is appealing to the Governments of Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda to respect the rights of refugees and to the Governments of Tanzania and Burundi to live up to their international and regional obligations to respect the principle of non-refoulement and to take immediate action to prevent further forcible returns.
Democratic Republic of Congo: deadly alliances in Congolese forests
In November 1996, an estimated 700, 000 Rwandese refugees returned to Rwanda from camps in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire. Information received at the time by Amnesty International indicated that the refugees were returning to Rwanda to escape the armed conflict and the deliberate targeting of refugees and refugee camps. … Continue reading Democratic Republic of Congo: deadly alliances in Congolese forests →
Democratic Republic of Congo: memorandum to the DRC government: Amnesty International’s recommendations for legal reform
This document lays out recommendationd for legal reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in view of past human rights abuses.