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Press Release - Victory for civil society in the DRC: Adoption of the law on the protection of indigenous Pygmy peoples and launch of the PEUPLE project

05/05/2021 - Press release

DRC, European Union; Natural Resources

> Download PDF  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on the verge of a major breakthrough in the protection of human rights. On 7 April 2021, a proposed law on the protection of Pygmy indigenous peoples (IPs) was adopted by the DRC's National Assembly. The passing of such a law is historic... Read more

Online conference - Launch of the PEUPLE project

30/04/2021 - Event

DRC, European Union, United Nations; Natural Resources

On 12 May 2021, EurAc and its partners in the PEUPLE project will host an online conference to discuss the promotion of the participation of indigenous pygmy peoples in the sustainable management of land and natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Context The recent adoption of... Read more

Webinar - Promoting Clean Production, Trade and Export of Minerals from the DRC as a Driver for Local Peace and Stability

23/04/2021 - Event

DRC, European Union; Natural Resources

The Madini Project partner session to the 2021 OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains How can artisanal mining in Eastern Congo (EDRC), often identified as a driver of conflict and human rights violations, be harnessed as a tool for local stabilisation? During this session, the Madini... 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 34 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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19/01/2021 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights, Peace & Security

In February 2021, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will take over the rotating Presidency of the African Union for the next 12 months. The Congolese government will do so amid a deepening political crisis at home, arising from an ongoing power struggle between the current President Félix Tshisekedi and the former President Joseph Kabila's political coalitions. It is of the utmost importance that the EU and its Member States insist that the DRC government will start making all the necessary provisions to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections in 2023. This includes the transformation of the CENI into a technical, impartial, and politically independent electoral body and the timely reservation of funds to finance the election process.

19/01/2021 - Policy Brief - (EN)
DRC, European Union; Inclusive political participation & Human Rights, Peace & Security

In February 2021, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will take over the rotating Presidency of the African Union for the next 12 months. The Congolese government will do so amid a deepening political crisis at home, arising from an ongoing power struggle between the current President Félix Tshisekedi and the former President Joseph Kabila's political coalitions. It is of the utmost importance that the EU and its Member States insist that the DRC government will start making all the necessary provisions to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections in 2023. This includes the transformation of the CENI into a technical, impartial, and politically independent electoral body and the timely reservation of funds to finance the election process.

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.