LEGAL experts ADDRESS how UN report can bring justice to people of africa’s great lakes region


Impunity, lack of accountable and injustices have reigned in Africa’s Great Lakes Region for the past 16 years. A recent United Nations report calls for the establishment of an international mechanism that will deliver justice to the victims of the region who have suffered at the hands of armed groups and regional militias and armies.

As a contribution of Break the Silence Congo Week III , IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus, in conjunction with Friends of the Congo will convene experts from the American Bar Association and practitioners of international law to weigh in on this matter by proposing a way forward for both local and international stakeholders to deliver justice to the people of Congo and others of the Great Lakes Region of Africa. The purpose of Break the Silence Congo Week is to raise consciousness about the devastating situation in the Congo and mobilize international support on behalf of the Congolese people. Students and community organizers in over 200 university campuses and over 50 countries have participated in Congo Week since its inception in 2008. Get more information at


Hadja Tall, DRC Program Manager at the American Bar Association, Prosper Bunzigiye, George Washington University Student of Law, International Criminal Defense Lawyer, Abbe Jolles, counsel for International Criminal Court, John C. Floyd III, author of International Injustice and human rights lawyer.


IPS Conference room, 1112 16th Street NW, suite 600


Wednesday, October 20th, 12:00 – 2:00 pm


Adwoa Masozi, 973-494-4266