UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reports on the human rights situation in the DRC - 2012
As with the previous report to the Human Rights Council, presented at the sixteenth session in March 2011 (A/HRC/16/27), this report looks at a number of past recommendations made by the High Commissioner and several human rights mechanisms and assesses the response of the Congolese Government. The High Commissioner commends the Government's efforts to implement some of the recommendations made by her Office and by other human rights mechanisms with a view to fighting impunity, strengthening state institutions and improving the human rights situation in the country. However, she regrets that, throughout 2011, there was little improvement in the situation of the population. Her Office continues to document serious human rights violations, in particular in the east of the country.
Date of publication: 13 January 2012