Democratic Republic of the Congo: Initial Report and Periodic Reports 1 to 6, 1997-2001


The Report covers the human rights situation mainly from May 1997 to ​December 2001. It contains nine chapters, dealing with: 

  • the general situation in the country 
  • the legal system and institutions 
  • the National Human Rights Conference 
  • major domestic legal documents 
  • major regional and international human rights instruments to which the DRC is a Party 
  • measures taken to ensure the protection of rights protected under the Charter 
  • Efforts deployed by the Government to improve the living standards of Women, children and other vulnerable groups 
  • relations between the Government and human rights NGOs
  • the DRCs compliance with the provisions of the Charter in the conduct of its relations at the African and international levels

and a Conclusion.