Kinshasa: the federal government seizes the Worldwide Felony Courtroom once more in opposition to the M23 and the RDF
The Congolese authorities submitted a brand new scenario of the DRC to the Worldwide Felony Courtroom (ICC), Tuesday, Might 23.
It was the Congolese Minister of Justice, Rose Mutombo, who filed a word to refer a scenario to the ICC Prosecutor’s workplace in The Hague, inviting him “to focus his consideration and provoke the investigation course of in opposition to the RDF/M23 coalition in jap DRC”.
This word goals “on the prosecution and repression of the RDF/M23 in addition to of every other individual concerned as a perpetrator or confederate within the illicit acts and behaviors, traits of great violations of worldwide humanitarian legislation and human rights. recorded between 2022 and 2023”.
“The Congolese authorities stays deeply involved in regards to the struggling suffered by the populations of the a part of its territory involved by the acts topic of this referral, the abuses dedicated in opposition to civilians and the systematic looting of pure assets by the RDF and M23”, mentioned the Minister of Justice.
Already in December 2022, throughout its participation within the twenty first session of the Meeting of States Events to the Rome Statute, the Congolese authorities reaffirmed its cooperation with the Courtroom and invited its prosecutor Karim Khan to Kinshasa.
Except unexpected, this go to is scheduled for Might 28 to 31.
The nation is get together to the Rome Statute of July 17, 1998 establishing the ICC, which it ratified in 2002.
To this finish, the DRC actively contributes to the implementation of the mentioned Statute and of all of the worldwide devices which contribute to its efficient software.