The African Commission on Human and People’s rights condemns recent terrorist attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The African Commission’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in DRC, Marie Louise Abomo, has transmitted its gravest concerns in regards to the recent attacks that left at least 30 people dead in the region of Luna-Samboko, a small village located next to the division with the province of Nord-Visu. However, the special rapporteur remembered that three days before this attack, another one hit the town of Bandibese in the province of Ituri. In this incident, the Allied Democratic Forces, a representation of the Islamic State in Central Africa, shot a group of cars of the DRC military forces and the UN mission for the stabilization of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The African Commission has reinforced the opposite character of these events in regards to the rights enumerated in the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, particularly with respect to Article 4 of the Charter (right to life), Article 5 (prohibition against inhumane treatment) and Article (prohibition against inhumane treatment) and Article 23 (right of people to peace). Finally, the Commission has stressed the dreadful impact of these attacks on the fulfilment of DRC’s obligations regarding the African Charter. For this reason, the commission has urged the DRC government to implement the necessary actions as the primary responsibility for the protection of the human rights of its people to halt these aggressions throughout its territory. For further information,
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