Global Campaign for Rwandan Human Rights welcomes the report published by The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report explains that grave crimes were perpetuated. It is important that the recommendations called upon in the document are implemented in order to give justice to victims of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law that have been committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo between March 1993 and June 2003.
Global Campaign for Rwandans' Human Rights recommends that as a result of this report, UN should without delay establish a judicial mechanism to address the numerous international crimes committed in the DRC.
Global Campaign for Rwandans' Human Rights requests from the UN to take its responsibility and honor Congolese and Rwandan people who have a “right to the truth on all the serious violations of human rights.” This can be achieved by the establishment of a new, non-judicial “truth commission” that can help determine responsibilities; preserve evidence; identify the perpetrators of atrocities; recommend compensation measures and institutional reforms; and provide individual victims with a broader platform in which to air their grievances and concerns.
Combination of truth seeking with justice will be important tools that will contribute to bringing about peace, deter any other future conflicts, end recurring local conflicts and cease permanently the culture of impunity in the African Great Lakes region.