(The New York Times) – Seven Congolese Army officers have been arrested and charged with war crimes after a video surfaced last month that appeared to show uniformed soldiers opening fire on a group of civilians in a massacre that left at least 13 people dead, the military’s auditor general said on Saturday. The video depicts […]

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(AP) – A network of organizations seeking to protect children in conflict urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday to add 11 parties to the blacklist of countries and armed groups responsible for grave violations against children. The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict’s recommended additions included the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, which was taken off […]

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(Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission) – Thank you to the co-chairs of the Lantos Human Rights Commission for holding this important briefing. It’s a pleasure to be here with my friend and collaborator, General Romeo Dallaire. I’ve worked on the issue of child soldiers for nearly 20 years, and during that time have seen both positive […]

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(MONUSCO) – MONUSCO is concerned about the persistent conflict in the Kasais which is marked by violent atrocities committed by the Kamuina Nsapu militia including their recruitment and use of child soldiers whilst targeting symbols and institutions of State authority as well as the disproportionate use of force by the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique […]

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(Center for Civilians in Conflict) – “From Mandate to Mission” reviews the practices and policies that the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has in place to reduce harm to civilians in its operations. The report recommends ways for MONUSCO, the United Nations Headquarters, and the Congolese government to improve […]

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