Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Over the past year, ESCR-Net members have begun a global discussion about how to advance economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in situations of conflict and occupation and in post-conflict transitions. A first round of online discussions was held between December 2017 and January

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African Commission advances corporate accountability for human rights abuses

In 2004, a small number of lightly armed rebels tried to take control of Kilwa, a remote fishing town in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). About 50 km away from Kilwa there is a copper and silver mine, where Anvil Mining Company (Anvil Mining), a small Australian-Canadian mining company, had mining operations. Notably, the port in Kilwa was the only transport link to export the mine ore to processing plants in other countries.

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted a landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Global Witness, the author of the report, Defenders of the Earth, showcases their research on the 200 land and environmental defenders’ deaths in 2016. The increasing suppression of environmental and land rights activism in many countries is spreading, and their right...

Many NGOs collaboratively submittted the "Alternative Report to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Periodic Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, Indigenous Women in the DRC: The injustice of multiple forms of discrimination" to the United...

The Coalition for the Convention on the Elimination of All Kinds of Discrimination Against Women (CCEDEF) published an "Alternative report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All kinds of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)". The detailed publication...

Extensive mining in the Bisie region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to tension and conflict between local communities and mining operators. The ...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Economic Policy and Human Rights