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OHCHR in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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OHCHR report 2013 OHCHR Report 2013
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Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society A Handbook for Civil Society (PDF)

Democratic Republic of the Congo


Democratic Republic of the Congo  

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
and UN Charter-based Bodies

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Most recent Special Procedures' reports

Third joint report of seven United Nations experts on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/16/68)

Report of the Special Rapporteur  on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - Mission to Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/14/24/Add.3)

Second joint report of seven United Nations experts on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/13/63)

Combined report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, the RSG on internally displaced persons, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, the SRSG on the situation of human rights defenders, the SRSG on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, and the SRSG for children and armed conflict, on technical cooperation and advisory services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/10/59)

Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights on internally displaced persons - Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/8/6/Add.3)

Most recent reports by the UN Secretary-General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Secretariat

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights and the activities of her Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/27/42)

Report of the HC on the OHCHR activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/24/33) [French version]

Report of the HC on the OHCHR activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/19/48)

Report of the High Commissioner on the OHCHR activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/16/27) [French version]

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of the Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (A/HRC/13/64) [French version]

>>Full list of documents in the Charter-based bodies Database

Main page of the Special Procedures

Most recent concluding observations

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2013) CEDAW/C/COD/CO/6-7

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Concluding observations (2009) E/C.12/COD/CO/4

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2009) CRC/C/COD/CO/2

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (2007) A/62/18

Human Rights Committee
Concluding observations (2006) CCPR/C/COD/CO/3

Committee against Torture
Concluding observations (2006) CAT/C/DRC/CO/1


>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

OHCHR in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The human rights situation in the DRC continues to deteriorate. Serious violations, such as arbitrary executions, rape, torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment are pervasive, committed mostly by the army, police and intelligence services. The latter, highly politicized, are often used to commit politically-motivated crimes during specific periods and then revert to daily harassment and intimidation of Congolese citizens. Armed groups operating in the country, both foreign and Congolese, although responsible for only six per cent of documented human rights abuses, have perpetrated massacres, arbitrary executions, abductions of villagers, and subjected women to systematic rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence with full impunity.
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United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Congo
Tel. (+243 81 890 6991
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Email: monusco-jhro-drc@un.org

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