• Jul 10, 2014
    Commentary
    It was a warm, sunny Sunday, July 6, and the Netherlands was celebrating the victory of its football team in the quarter finals of the World Cup. Hardly anybody was paying attention as the Dutch authorities put three Congolese men, whose asylum applications had been turned down by the Netherlands’ highest court a week earlier, on a plane and sent them back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When they arrived in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, the men were immediately taken to prison.
  • Jul 4, 2014
    Press release
    The Netherlands’ State Secretary of Security and Justice should use his discretion to delay the deportation of three International Criminal Court (ICC) witnesses, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to State Secretary Fred Teeven. On June 27, 2014, the highest Dutch court, the State Council, denied the witnesses’ asylum requests and authorized their return to the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo).
  • Jul 4, 2014
    Letter
  • Jun 9, 2014
    Press release
    The International Criminal Court's confirmation of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity charges against the warlord Bosco Ntaganda should pave the way for broader justice in war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Apr 1, 2014
    Letter
    The 146 undersigned Congolese civil society and international human rights organizations welcome recent commitments by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity. They call on the government to press for adoption of the draft law establishing Specialized Mixed Chambers and the draft law implementing the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the current parliamentary session, which began on March 15, 2014.
  • Apr 1, 2014
    Press release
    The Democratic Republic of Congo should adopt a draft law establishing specialized mixed chambers for trying serious rights abuses, 146 Congolese and international organizations said in a joint declaration today. Parliament should also pass a draft law during the current parliamentary session to incorporate the International Criminal Court (ICC) treaty into Congolese law. The parliamentary session began on March 15, 2014.
  • Mar 13, 2014
    Written statement
  • Mar 7, 2014
    Press release
    The guilty verdict against a Congolese rebel leader at the International Criminal Court provides a measure of justice to victims of atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Feb 25, 2014
    Press release
    President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo today for a conference of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Congolese media reported. Bashir faces charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur, in Sudan.
  • Feb 6, 2014
    Q & A