Child soldiers practice with machine guns in a militia camp near Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

© 2003 Reuters

Human Rights Watch has worked strenuously to bring to the world’s attention grave crimes committed by Lubanga’s armed group, the Congolese Patriotic Union, as well as other rebel militias during the conflict in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Key Documents:

Democratic Republic of Congo Chronology

http://www.hrw.org/news/2009/08/20/dr-congo-chronology-key-events

Covered in Blood: Ethnically Targeted Violence in Northern DRC

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2003/07/07/covered-blood-0

Congo: War Is International, Not Local

http://www.hrw.org/news/2003/07/08/congo-war-international-not-local

The Curse of Gold
http://www.hrw.org/reports/2005/06/01/curse-gold-0

Congo: Bringing Justice to the Heart of Darkness

http://www.hrw.org/news/2006/02/06/congo-bringing-justice-heart-darkness