UN addresses Kasai rights violations
Publish date: 09 July 2018
Issue Number: 781
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday voiced alarm at serious violations in the DRC’s restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes. The UN's top rights body adopted by consensus a resolution ‘firmly condemning all violence, incitement to hatred and to ethnic violence ... committed by all parties in the conflict in Kasai’. A report on the News24 site notes that the investigators said both DRC's security forces and militia members were targeting civilians in Kasai in 'a systematic or widespread manner’, highlighting atrocities including murder, mutilation, rape, sexual ‘enslavement’ and other ‘inhuman acts’.