The Accountability Landscape in Eastern DRC Analysis of the National Legislative and Judicial Response to International Crimes (2009–2014) - Briefing

7/17/2015

Sofia Candeias, Luc Côté, Elsa Papageorgiou, and Myriam Raymond-Jetté

This briefing paper summarizes the findings of an ICTJ report (by the same name) on the judicial response to international crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It makes substantive recommendations to justice stakeholders in the DRC on how to advance prosecutions of international crimes in domestic courts, based on the finding that the number of open investigations related to serious crimes remains very low compared to the magnitude of atrocities committed in the DRC. It is based on ICTJ research and interviews with Congolese prosecutors, judges, lawyers, and investigators; members of national and international civil society groups; and MONUSCO and UN personnel.

Date published: 
7/17/2015