Democratic Republic of Congo
Although the war formally ended in 2003, fighting continued across the country. In 2008 the situation deteriorated further, leaving the country on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. It is estimated that nearly 300,000 civilians were displaced and left without sufficient food, water, medical supplies or shelter.
Throughout 2010 government forces and armed groups continued to commit serious human rights violations across the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including extrajudicial executions, rapes and arbitrary detentions.
Demanding justice for neglected victims
The people of the DRC have suffered war crimes and crimes against humanity - including torture, sexual violence and the use of child soldiers - on an huge scale. Yet only a handful of perpetrators have been brought to justice.
We are calling for an immediate end to this impunity. Find out more and read the report
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- Bosco Ntaganda 'hands himself in' at US Embassy in Rwanda - Amnesty experts available for interview 19 Mar 2013
- Court acquits Congolese armed group leader 18 Dec 2012