DRC: Mapping human rights violations 1993-2003
Title: Report of the Mapping Exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003.
The Mapping Report, led by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), published in August 2010, contains descriptions of 617 alleged violent incidents occurring in the DRC between March 1993 and June 2003.
Each of these incidents points to the possible commission of gross violations of human rights and/or international humanitarian law. Field mapping teams met with over 1,280 witnesses to corroborate or invalidate the violations listed in the chronology. Each of the incidents listed is backed up by at least two independent sources identified in the report. Over 1,500 documents relating to human rights violations committed during this period were gathered and analysed with a view to establishing an initial chronology by region of the main violent incidents reported.
The report is presented chronologically, reflecting four key periods in the DRC's recent history: March 1993-June 1996; July 1996-July 1998; August 1998-January 2000; January 2001-June 2003.