Transitional Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Contexts and Prospects

By Juliet Ugwu

 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, conflicts and struggles over resources have played a significant role in the need for transitional justice processes. The country has experienced a long history of violence and instability, fuelled in part by political crises and competition for control over valuable minerals and other natural resources.

In this note, Juliet Ugwu contextualizes the need for transitional justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She also outlines the success and limitations of key transitional justice initiatives while showing where prospects lie for TJ in the DRC.

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