Report of the Mapping Exercise Documenting the Most Serious Violations of Human Rights
|Title||Report of the Mapping Exercise Documenting the Most Serious Violations of Human Rights|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Full UN Report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1993 - 2003)|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Number of Pages||566 pp.|
|Publisher||Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)|
Report of the Mapping Exercise Documenting the Most Serious Violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Committed Within the Territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Between March 1993 and June 2003 (UN)
In the wake of the discovery of three mass graves in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in late 2005, the United Nations first announced its intention to send a human rights team to conduct a mapping exercise in DRC in a June 2006 report to the Security Council.
The mapping exercise began in July 2008. Between October 2008 and May 2009, a total of 33 staff worked on the project in the DRC (including Congolese and international human rights experts). Of these, some 20 human rights officers were deployed across the country, operating out of five field offices, to gather documents and information from witnesses to meet the three objectives defined in the terms of reference. The report was submitted to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in June 2009 for review, comments and finalisation.