Human Rights Watch on DR Congo: Summit Should Support Justice for Rape Victims

(London) – The Democratic Republic of Congo and other governments attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict should make concrete commitments to justice for Congolese victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Global Summit is being held in London from June 10 to 13, 2014.

The 24-page report, “Ending Impunity for Sexual Violence: New Judicial Mechanism Needed to Bring Perpetrators to Justice,” describes some of the worst cases of mass rape and other forms of sexual violence committed in recent years by the Congolese army and non-state armed groups in Congo, and the inadequate efforts to hold those responsible to account.

 

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