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Joint Letter to the US Secretary of State

Dear Secretary Blinken, We are deeply concerned about the growing crisis in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The longstanding conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has worsened over the past year. Over five million people are now…
Congolese soldiers stand in a field camp in Paida, near Beni, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, on December 7, 2018.
The Honorable Antony Blinken Secretary of State Washington, D.C. 20520 The Honorable Janet Yellen Secretary of the Treasury Washington, D.C. 20220                                                                                     February 2, 2021 Re:…
Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler walks through the Katanga Mining Ltd. copper and cobalt mine complex in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 1, 2012.

Letter to EU High Representative and Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Dear High Representative, 
 Dear Foreign Ministers,
 We are writing to urge your support for the renewal of the European Union’s targeted sanctions against senior officials responsible for violent repression and other serious human…
Police charge supporters of opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu who had gathered outside the constitutional court in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 12, 2019.
April 3, 2019
 His Excellency President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo
 Re: Protecting Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo
 Your Excellency,
 On behalf of Human Rights Watch, we are writing to…
Felix Tshisekedi holds up the constitution after being sworn into office as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Kinshasa, January 24, 2019.

Joint NGO Letter

Your excellency,
 We, the undersigned Congolese, regional, and international organizations, write to urge your delegation to support the creation of a country-wide human rights monitoring and reporting mechanism on the Democratic Republic of…
Supporters of Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba run to take cover after riot police fired teargas to disperse them in downtown Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 1, 2018.

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Your excellency,
 We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge your delegation to support the renewal and expansion of the investigation into human rights violations and abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region under item 4…
Still from a video posted on the internet on February 17, 2017 showing men in Congolese army uniforms fatally shooting at least 13 alleged militia members.
Re: Averting a Large-Scale Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
 Dear UN Security Council delegations,
 Your visit this week to the Democratic Republic of Congo comes at a critical moment. If President Joseph Kabila stays in…
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila arrives for a southern and central African leaders' meeting to discuss the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Luanda, Angola, October 26, 2016.

Establish Specialized Mixed Chambers and Adopt ICC Implementing Legislation During the Current Parliamentary Session

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…
January 18, 2013 H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini - Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Your Excellency,   We write in advance of the 20th Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, which this year takes place under…
Mr. Makhtar Diop Vice President for Africa World Bank 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA Cc: Ms. Carrie Turk, Country Manager, Rwanda Board of Executive Directors Re: Concerns About World Bank Financing in Rwanda Dear Vice President Diop…