International Team of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Through its resolution 48/20, adopted without a vote on 11 October 2021, the Human Rights Council decided to renew the mandate of the team of international experts on the situation in Kasai and to extend it to cover the entire national territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Oral presentation made at the Human Rights Council, 48th session
5 October 2021 (French only)
French

Report of the Team of international experts on the situation in Kasai
20 September 2021
English

Kasaï : « Une fenêtre d’opportunités s’est ouverte pour rompre le cycle d’impunité et ouvrir la voie à la réconciliation »
19 March 2019 (French only)
French

Oral presentation made at Human Rights Council, 40th session
19 March 2019 (French only)
French

Press Release on Experts’ visit to DRC
29 November 2018 (French only)
French 

Mandate

Human Rights Council resolution 48/20 extended the mandate of the team of international experts to cover the entire national territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, beyond the Kasaï region of the country, while maintaining the previous mandate established by resolution 38/20 to: monitor, evaluate, provide support and report on the implementation by the Democratic Republic of the Congo of the recommendations made by the previous team of international experts in its report, in particular with regard to the fight against impunity and the measures to promote reconciliation, and to make recommendations in this regard, as appropriate.

Through its October 2021 decision, the Council also requested the High Commissioner to present it with an oral update on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the framework of an enhanced interactive dialogue, at its 49th session (February/March 2022), and to prepare a comprehensive report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to submit it to the Council, in the framework of an enhanced interactive dialogue, at its 51st session (September/October 2022).

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The UN High Commissioner for human rights appointed two international experts:

Bacre Waly Ndiaye (Senegal)

Marie-Therese Keita-Bocoum (Côte d'Ivoire)

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