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The ICC is not intended and does not have the resources to prosecute all those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the DRC. With just a few cases in The Hague, the impunity gap is enormous. It is vital to strengthen the capacity of national courts in the DRC so that they can fairly and appropriately investigate and prosecute other grave crimes.

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Key Documents: 

Global Catalyst for National Prosecutions?


Tackling Impunity in Congo: Meaningful Follow-up to the UN Mapping Report


DR Congo: Strengthen Plan for War Crimes Trials


Letter to DR Congo Prime Minister on Creation of Specialized Mixed Court


DR Congo: Pass Mixed Court Law


Protecting Child Victims in Sexual Violence Trials in the DR Congo: Suggestions for the Way Forward