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Ugandan justice ‘fails on rape’

The Ugandan justice system is tacitly condoning sexual violence against women and girls in the north of the country, Amnesty International says in a report. The vast majority of sexual abuse cases were not reported because most victims had lost hope that perpetrators would be jailed, the human rights group said. (more…)

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Thousands more civilians flee new clashes in eastern DR Congo, UN reports
UN News Centre

4 September 2007 – Thousands of Congolese civilians are on the move in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) strife-torn North Kivu province, fleeing their homes amid reports of renewed fighting, cases of rape, and rising tensions between Government forces, renegade troops and rebel groups, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. (more…)

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Associated Press

As many as 10,000 Congolese refugees have crossed the border into Uganda in the last two days, fleeing violence in their villages, local government officials said Wednesday.

Some of the refugees said they fled after a demonstration by villagers protesting the failure of U.N. peacekeepers to improve security in their remote southeastern Congolese territory. (more…)

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Uganda considers war crimes court
BBC News

Uganda has begun consultations on how to deal with rebels and others responsible for atrocities during the insurgency in the north of the country.

Internal Affairs Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said they are seeking views from victims and legal experts on setting up war crime courts. (more…)

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