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Virtual Event - Monitoring and evaluation of the reform of the security sector in the DR Congo: what is the role of the EU?

14/10/2020 - Event

DRC, European Union; Peace & Security

On 28 October 2020, the African Security Sector Network (ASSN), Cordaid and the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) will host an online public conference to discuss the role of the European Union (EU) regarding monitoring and evaluation of the reform of the security sector in the Democratic... Read more

Press Release - DRC Revised Mining Code, local governance, and COVID-19: Between aspirations and reality

29/09/2020 - Press release

DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, United Nations; Natural Resources

During a webinar organised by 5 European civil society organisations in parallel with the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC45), representatives of organisations from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) questioned the effectiveness of the implementation of the... Read more

Virtual event - DRC - Revised Mining Code, new national governance, and COVID-19: impacts on the human rights of local communities

23/09/2020 - Event

United Nations; Natural Resources

#HRC45 Virtual event | 23.09.2020 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC45) will focus on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On this occasion, EurAc and its partners will host a webinar to raise awareness among States on the... Read more

 

The European Network for Central Africa (EurAc), created in 2003, aims to help the Great Lakes region build a better future. EurAc carries out advocacy work for a strong, coherent and sustainable engagement by the European Union and its Member States integrated to a regional approach. EurAc gathers 36 European civil society organisations that work on and in the region and that support local civil society in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda in promoting peace and development, and in defending human rights.

 

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18/11/2020 - Open Letter - (EN)
European Union; Peace & Security

EU governments are negotiating a new funding instrument that presents a fundamental shift towards a more military approach in EU foreign policy, and risks causing large-scale civilian harm around the world. The European Union risks fuelling conflict and human rights abuses around the world if it adopts the European Peace Facility (EPF) in its current form, warn 40 civil society organisations with expertise on peace, human rights and the protection of civilians.

22/10/2020 - Communiqué - (EN/FR)
Burundi, European Union, United Nations; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights

On the first anniversary of their arrest, 65 organisations (including EurAc) call for the immediate and unconditional release of the Iwacu journalists Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana and Térence Mpozenzi who were convicted on charges against state security for simply doing their job.

14/10/2020 - Report - (FR)
DRC, European Union, Great Lakes, United Nations; Natural Resources

[French] The 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC45) did focus on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On this occasion, 5 European civil society organisations hosted a webinar to raise awareness among States on the consequences of the poor implementation of the reformed Mining Code on human rights in the DRC. Report of the 23 September 2020 webinar.