DR Congo: Briefing to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

The Commission on Human Rights should adopt a resolution encouraging the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement reforms in its judicial system and to begin investigation and prosecution of violations of international law committed during the recent wars (beginning in 1996 and 1998 respectively). The resolution should encourage the field office of the High Commissioner, the Special Rapporteur for the DRC and other Special Rapporteurs, the human rights officers of the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) and of other UN agencies, as well as national and international human rights organizations to continue documenting such violations and gathering evidence to be used in future prosecutions.