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Renewing and expanding the Human Rights Council-mandated investigation into human rights violations and abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai Region

, Index number: IOR 40/8697/2018

In this open letter, human rights organizations urge support for the renewal and expansion of the investigation into human rights violations and abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region under item 4 of the UN Human Rights Council agenda at its 38th session. The violations committed in the Kasai region, as well as in other areas throughout the country – including in Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Tanganyika – and the serious potential for renewed outbreak of large-scale violence in the coming months amidst the uncertain electoral process, necessitate further investigation and follow-up with a view to preventing further abuses and achieving accountability.

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