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A COMPLETE LET DOWN: Amnesty International Says Tshisekedi’s Measures to Protect Human Rights Have Been Superficial, Ineffective or Incomplete

Amnesty International says it expects Democratic Republic of Congo’s imposter president Félix Tshisekedi to address the country’s human rights crisis in his second term after a total failure in the previous government.

The international human rights organization presented Tshisekedi’s newly inaugurated government with a five-point program, outlining the measures needed to improve the human rights situation in the country.

“During his previous term, President Félix Tshisekedi made numerous commitments on human rights, but five years later, little progress has been made. Most measures taken to protect human rights have been superficial, ineffective or incomplete,” said Tigere Chagutah, the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa at Amnesty International.

“The next five years represent the last chance for President Félix Tshisekedi to build a lasting legacy based on human rights. It must, with the new government, take urgent measures to end restrictions on civic space, protect civilians in conflict zones, break the cycle of impunity for crimes under international law, reform the system of criminal justice and ensure effective management of resources to promote socio-economic rights.”

The Amnesty International have called on Tshisekedi to respect international humanitarian law, particularly in the design, implementation and evaluation of military operations after his hasty decision to withdraw the MONUSCO forces from war-torn regions in the DR Congo.

Tshisekedi has been tasked to take concrete steps to protect the Congolese population in conflict zones, investigate the root causes of armed conflict and inter-communal violence, as well as combat widespread impunity for war crimes.

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