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Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is of grave concern. The UN Human Rights Office in a report warns that the atrocities, which have seen more than 251 people killed in one territory - the Kamonia territory in Kasai - in a period of four months, could amount to crimes under international law.
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UWO POLISCI 3201G 2016 - Issues in International Law The case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo v. the Kingdom of Belgium - concerning the circulating Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 before the International Court of Justice
Public Law 109-456 or "The Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, Democracy Promotion Act" authorizes the appropriation of funds for each of fiscal years 2006 and 2007 to provide assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The act also directs the Department of State to request increased funding for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in its annual budget requests through fiscal year 2009. The act requires the President to develop a strategy to implement various policies outlined in the act with regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Finally, the act directs the President to appoint a Special Envoy to help resolve instability in the Eastern Congo. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s109-2125
The UN human rights office spoke out about the recent protests in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during which at least six people died and 68 were wounded. UN police monitored the situation and helped to prevent confrontations between the National Police and the protesters.
In January 2014, media law specialists from Internews' Media Sector Development Program (MSDP) took part in a TV program to advocate for the adoption of an Access to Information Act. This issue is part of a TV campaign initiated by Africa TV to raise awareness on the importance of access to information in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"Every year in Africa somewhere between 30 and 40 thousand elephants are killed for their ivory. With less than half a million left their numbers are being decimated by Asia's insatiable appetite for ivory and those who will kill them for money. This is the first in a series of special reports on poaching, the ivory trade and the last of Africa's elephants. Our Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead travelled to the northern Democratic Republic of Congo, to Garamba - one of the continent's oldest national parks where they have lost eight rangers in the last year, and protecting elephants appears to be more like war than conservation." Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: ht...
To watch the entire 'I Am Congo' series visit www.RaiseHopeForCongo.org/IAmCongo Human rights lawyer Denise Siwatula fled a volcanic eruption with just her law book. She returned home to Goma, eastern Congo, becoming an advocate for rape survivors. She is a lawyer for Synergie, a coalition providing legal and medical services to rape victims.
Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament gave final approval on Sunday to an electoral law shorn of a controversial provision that risked delaying a vote due in 2016 and had triggered days of deadly protests. The reversal is a major blow for President Joseph Kabila's camp and a leading opposition leader said demonstrations planned for Monday would now be called off. Last weekend, the lower house passed the law with a measure ordering a national census before the next presidential election. The second vote was passed with a large majority in the National Assembly on Sunday and came after the Senate had proposed a version of the law that incorporated the demands of the street and diplomats. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/jeU2NvAOGxw/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
The project, developed in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, facilitated a conflict resolution strategy between local communities and park rangers, which has helped raise community support for conservation and resulted in 180 people abandoning illegal activities in the park.
Officials said, Western diplomats met Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Saturday in a bid to persuade him to drop plans for amending the country's electoral law, after the measure drew violent protests earlier this week. Under Kabila's proposed law, a national census would have to be completed before the next presidential elections, expected in 2016. The government argues a census is long overdue and would allow better management of the country. But the opposition says the new bill is a ploy to keep Kabila, 43, in power beyond the end of his mandate in 2016, as a census would take years to complete in an impoverished country the size of Western Europe. Kabila's proposed bill has angered people across the country. He has been in power since 2001, when he took from his ...
The Republic of the Congo is my paternal country of origin; it is a country with potentials of becoming a First World country in a couple of decades, unfortunately there is a lot of bad governance and corruption in the country. This situation brings the majority of the citizens in poverty, especially when you have a 52 % unemployment and 70% of the population lives off less than $2 a day. Between the 1960s and the early 1980s, the Congolese enjoyed a comfortable standard of living to a point where students did not even have to pay to study at any University. Students were even receiving grants from the government and the infrastructure was wonderful, but at the beginning of the 1990s things began to worsen, while the country was on the way to its first democratization process. The first an...
Lawmakers loyal to Congolese President Joseph Kabila gave initial backing on Monday to a bill requiring a national census before a 2016 election. That overcomes protests by opposition legislators who said the move would delay the vote by years. By law, Kabila will not be able to stand for re-election next year and critics say the census is a strategy to prolong his time in office while avoiding the potentially tricky issue of constitutional change. The mineral-rich Democratic Republic of Congo has about 65 million people spread across a nation as big as western Europe, with little infrastructure and difficult communications, making any count of people highly difficult. The government says the census can be completed within a year and that it is required for fair and transparent elections. ...
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the incidence of rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence is the highest in the world. The United Nations estimates that since armed conflict began in 1996, more than 500,000 women have been victims of rape and sexual violence. You can help the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) combat sexual violence in the DRC. Learn how at http://www.abarol.org
David M. Bamlango is an associate in DLA Piper's Corporate and Finance group, based in Chicago. He focuses his practice on leveraged finance, debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. Talk uploaded in 6 parts.
Western powers have urged Democratic Republic of Congo to withdraw or re-draft divisive changes to electoral law due to be voted through on Thursday, after days of deadly protests over the legislation, diplomatic sources said. At least one woman was killed when police fired tear gas and live rounds to break up thousands more activists in the eastern city of Goma on Thursday, witnesses said. Police told Reuters only tear gas and sound grenades were used. Opposition groups and protesters say the planned legislation is a government ploy to delay national elections, currently scheduled for 2016, and keep President Joseph Kabila in power. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/RaqKS_2l5H8/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
The government of Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday acknowledged the presidential poll scheduled for 2016 could be postponed for a year, renewing opposition allegations that President Joseph Kabila is seeking to prolong his term. DRC government spokesman Lambert Mende told French radio RFI that the vast central African country's presidential vote "could take place in 2016 as it could take place in 2017".
The Eastern Congo has been a war zone for more than two decades. Rape is used there as a weapon of mass destruction, aimed at destroying communities socially, psychologically, economically, and politically. Professor Richard Steinberg (UCLA School of Law) introduces the research objectives and preliminary results of the work of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Clinic on Gender Violence in Eastern Congo. The Clinic has established the Restore the Village Project, which is conducting a series of humanitarian interventions in villages affected by mass rape attacks, and is carefully studying the effects of these interventions in order to determine how to best help communities in need and better understand the phenomenon of mass rape.
After a field trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from late January to mid February, Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is calling on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to release the rules that will govern section 1502 on conflict minerals originating from the DRC. AFJN staff visited the gold mine of Mukera in the Fizi territory of South Kivu Province as well as Goma, the Capital of North Kivu province. AFJN's visit aimed to bring the voices of the artisanal miners and concerned Congolese civil society groups together to demand the release of the rules of section 1502. Each day the much needed mining sector reform is delayed is another day of conflict and insecurity in DRC. We believe a strong conflict mineral policy will help stop the ongoing violenc...