Following a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where instability, inter-communal violence and disease continues to take a heavy toll, the human rights situation there is showing signs of improvement, said High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.
The human rights chief visited the eastern province of Ituri, and met leaders from the Hema and Lendu communities, who have suffered atrocities which according to a recent report from her office, may constitute “potential crimes against humanity”.
At the end of her visit this week, the High Commissioner spoke exclusively to Radio Okapi, the Francophone radio station run by the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO.
Speaking to Alain Irung, Ms. Bachelet started by giving an overview of the current state of human rights in the DRC. We’ve voiced his questions into English.