We the undersigned come to you with concerns over the stability, security, justice and peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region in general. We want to call your attention to the recent UN mapping exercise report.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Mapping Report, released on October 1, 2010, clearly exposes some of the most serious violations of human rights, international humanitarian law, war crimes and crimes against humanity in the DRC from March 1993 to June 2003. This report is not the first report that documents serious crimes in the Congo. These crimes were reported in the Previous UN reports of 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2008. The UN, human rights, humanitarian, advocacy organizations and investigative reporters have written extensively on some of the findings found in the mapping exercise report.
Updated list of sponsors of the letter “Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office, Africa Faith and Justice Network Friends of the Congo, Neema Corporation, Chicago Congo Coalition” Read the full letter