Team of international experts on the situation in Kasaï

Back

The United Nations Human Rights Council has established the team of international experts on the situation in Kasaï through resolution 35/33 adopted without a vote on 23 June 2017.

Latest news

Detailed report of the Team of International Experts on the situation in Kasaï
French 
3 July 2018

​Report of the Team of international experts on the situation in the Kasai regions
French Advance Edited Version
26 June 2018

Mandate

Resolution 35/33 tasks the team of international experts to collect and preserve information, to determine the facts and circumstances, in accordance with international standards and practice, concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law in the Kasai regions since 2016. The conclusions of this investigation will be shared with the judicial authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in order to establish the truth and to ensure that the perpetrators of deplorable crimes are all held accountable. The Human Rights Council also requested the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to present a comprehensive report with the team’s finding during an interactive dialogue on DRC to take place at its 36th session (18 June – 6 July 2018).

Call for Submissions

The Team of international experts on the situation in Kasaï invites interested individuals, groups and organisations to submit information and/or documentation on human rights violations and abuses committed in the region since 2016.

The team can receive submissions in English, French, Swahili, Lingala and Tshiluba at: expertskasai@ohchr.org

The deadline for the submission of information is 30 April 2018.

All submissions must include the name(s) and contact details of the author(s).

Submitting entities/individuals should specify if their submissions, or parts of them, should be treated confidentially. The team shall take all necessary measures to ensure the protection of victims and witnesses.

Public hearings

Members

The UN High Commissioner for human rights appointed three international experts:

Bacre Waly Ndiaye (Senegal)
Fatimata M’Baye (Mauritania)
Luc Côté (Canada)

Documentation

Detailed report of the Team of International Experts on the situation in Kasaï
French 
3 July 2018

​Report of the Team of international experts on the situation in the Kasai regions
French Advance Unedited Version
26 June 2018

Press Releases

UN Experts conclude crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Kasai, warn against risk of new wave of ethnic violence
English | French
26 June 2018

All press releases...

Statements

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
English
3 July 2018

Présentation orale du Président de l’Equipe d’experts internationaux sur la situation au Kasaï
French
3 July 2018

Feature Stories

Infographics

Miscellaneous

Video

Photos

Bacre Waly Ndiaye (left) and Luc Côté(right) meet with Zeid, Ra’ad Al Hussein (center) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 2 July 2018 ©ITEKasai

Bacre Waly Ndiaye (left) and Luc Côté(right) meet with Zeid, Ra’ad Al Hussein (center) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 2 July 2018 ©ITEKasai

Contact

Team of international experts on the situation in Kasaï
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Email: expertskasai@ohchr.org

For all media requests, please contact Lori Brumat  on lbrumat@ohchr.org or +41 79 444 3707

This Webpage is also available in French.

Stories from UN.org

Back

No