Confronting Past Crimes at the National Level (French)

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Background on conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) in the context of Jean-Pierre Bemba’s trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is preparing to prosecute Bemba of the DRC for alleged rapes, torture and murders that his militia committed in the CAR. The case against him demonstrates that the ICC is taking into account the regional dimensions of African conflicts and underscores that international prosecutions are just one element of a holistic approach for countries to take as they come to terms with past human rights abuses.