Comment : the Congolese legal system and the fight against impunity for the most serious international crimes
Inducing compliance with international humanitarian law : lessons from the African Great Lakes Region
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015
In this chapter Balingene Kahombo discusses the disappointing performance of the Congolese legal system and considers explanations for this disappointing performance: is it due to the archaism of Congolese positive law or the inability of courts and tribunals and of public prosecutors' offices to render justice efficiently? Despite reforms, Congolese positive law still presents numerous flaws, in particular regarding the requirements of a fair trial. The Congolese justice system also remains insufficiently independent from political power.
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