Barriers to Justice: Implementing Reparations for Sexual Violence in the DRC

Physicians for Human Rrights (PHR), Capstone, Colombia SIPA 2013

The final report evaluates reparations awarded by courts in the DRC to survivors of sexual violence, and the extent to which these reparations are being implemented. First, the report introduces the mobile court system and other judicial institutions that address sexual violence, specifically in Eastern DRC. Second, the report examines barriers to the implementation of reparations awarded by these courts. Third, the report offers recommendations to the international community to help ensure the payment of reparations to victims in the DRC and strengthen their access to justice.

Key wordsarmed conflict / gender based violence / international law / Rape / redress / reparation

CountriesDemocratic Republic of Congo