Thursday, September 2, 2010
The United Nations announced today that a much anticipated report documenting the most serious human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1993 and 2003 will be made public on October 1, 2010.
A draft of the report was leaked and published in the French newspaper Le Monde, describes a total of more than 600 incidents in the DRC during the 10-year period in which tens of thousands of people were killed, and reportedly implicates a number of groups in the atrocities. The states involved have been given another month to comment on the draft.
The report was written after interviews of more than 1,280 witnesses and a review of more than 1,500 documents.