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?

https://www.hrw.org/news/2008/03/15/global-catalyst-national-prosecutions

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

https://www.hrw.org/news/2010/09/22/dr-congo-meaningful-follow-un-mapping-report

DR Congo: Strengthen Plan for War Crimes Trials

https://www.hrw.org/news/2011/04/15/dr-congo-strengthen-plan-war-crimes-trials

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

https://www.hrw.org/news/2011/07/18/letter-dr-congo-prime-minister-creation-specialized-mixed-court

DR Congo: Pass Mixed Court Law

https://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/17/dr-congo-pass-mixed-court-law

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

https://www.hrw.org/news/2009/11/24/protecting-child-victims-sexual-violence-trials-dr-congo-suggestions-way-forward