Compte Rendu de la Rencontre Entre la Delegation du Gouvernement de la RDC Conduite par le Ministre de la Defence et la Delegation du Group Arme du Commandant Cobra Matata, en Presence de la MONUC a Aveba

Country/entity
Democratic Republic of Congo
Region
Africa (excl MENA)
Agreement name
Compte Rendu de la Rencontre Entre la Delegation du Gouvernement de la RDC Conduite par le Ministre de la Defence et la Delegation du Group Arme du Commandant Cobra Matata, en Presence de la MONUC a Aveba
Date
18/11/2006
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Interim arrangement
No
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict
Stage
Pre-negotiation/process (Principles)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
31: DRC: Eastern DRC processes
Parties
Pour le Gouvernement de la RDC: [Unreadable]
Pour le Groupe du Commandant Cobra Matata: [Unreadable]
Third parties
Sous la facilitation de la MONUC: Le General Christian Houdet, Chef d'Etat Major de la MONUC
Description
This short hand written agreement defines principles to lead to the demobilisation and integration of the group of Commandant Cobra Matata. It defines principles in relations to the integration of Cobra Matata's members into the armed forces; the process of arms verification; handing over children to child protection organisations; stop mistreatment of civilians, and designation of 2 liaison officers.

Agreement document
CD_061118_Compte Rendu de la Rencontre Entre la Delegation_tr.pdf []

Agreement document (original language)
CD_061118_Compte Rendu de la Rencontre Entre la Delegation.pdf []

Groups

Children/youth
Substantive
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
3) Agree to the principle of returning all children to organisations for the protection of children as soon as possible, which will have access to the regroupment sites;
Disabled persons
No specific mention.
Elderly/age
No specific mention.
Migrant workers
No specific mention.
Racial/ethnic/national group
No specific mention.
Religious groups
No specific mention.
Indigenous people
No specific mention.
Other groups
No specific mention.
Refugees/displaced persons
No specific mention.
Social class
No specific mention.

Gender

Women, girls and gender
No specific mention.
Men and boys
No specific mention.
LGBTI
No specific mention.
Family
No specific mention.

State definition

State definition
No specific mention.

Governance

Political institutions (new or reformed)
No specific mention.
Constitution's affirmation/renewal
No specific mention.
Constitutional reform/making
No specific mention.
Elections
No specific mention.
Electoral commission
No specific mention.
Political parties reform
No specific mention.
Civil society
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
3) Agree to the principle of returning all children to organisations for the protection of children as soon as possible, which will have access to the regroupment sites;
4) Agree to avoid hindering any movement of Congolese officials, of MONUC or of humanitarian organisations, in the area where contingents of Commander Cobra Matata are deployed from today;
Traditional/religious leaders
No specific mention.
Public administration
No specific mention.

Power sharing

Political power sharing
No specific mention.
Territorial power sharing
No specific mention.
Economic power sharing
No specific mention.
Military power sharing
Merger of forces
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
1) Agree to the principle of supporting the process of voluntary or involuntary integration in the Armed Forces, with the possibility of demobilisation of non-eligible contingents;
Proportionality
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
6) To appoint two (2) officers immediately, who will liaise permanently with the Commander of the Ituri Operational Zone, who will provide the necessary resources for their movements;

Human rights and equality

Human rights/RoL
No specific mention.
Equality
No specific mention.
Democracy
No specific mention.
Protection measures
Protection of groups
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
3) Agree to the principle of returning all children to organisations for the protection of children as soon as possible, which will have access to the regroupment sites
Human rights framework
No specific mention.
Civil and political rights
No specific mention.
Socio-economic rights
No specific mention.
NHRI
No specific mention.
Regional or international human rights institutions
No specific mention.
Mobility/access
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
4) Agree to avoid hindering any movement of Congolese officials, of MONUC or of humanitarian organisations, in the area where contingents of Commander Cobra Matata are deployed from today;
Detention procedures
No specific mention.
Media and communication
No specific mention.
Citizenship
No specific mention.

Justice sector reform

Criminal justice and emergency law
No specific mention.
State of emergency provisions
No specific mention.
Judiciary and courts
No specific mention.
Prisons and detention
No specific mention.
Traditional Laws
No specific mention.

Socio-economic reconstruction

Development or socio-economic reconstruction
No specific mention.
National economic plan
No specific mention.
Natural resources
No specific mention.
International funds
No specific mention.
Business
No specific mention.
Taxation
No specific mention.
Banks
No specific mention.

Land, property and environment

Land reform/rights
No specific mention.
Pastoralist/nomadism rights
No specific mention.
Cultural heritage
No specific mention.
Environment
No specific mention.
Water or riparian rights or access
No specific mention.

Security sector

Security Guarantees
No specific mention.
Ceasefire
No specific mention.
Police
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
5) Agree to end from today any policing or administrative ‘corruption’ [tracasseries] towards the civilian population;
Armed forces
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
1) Agree to the principle of supporting the process of voluntary or involuntary integration in the Armed Forces, with the possibility of demobilisation of non-eligible contingents;
2) Agree to the principle of arms control and verification, facilitated by MONUC in order to store all weapons acquired by FARDC;
...
6) To appoint two (2) officers immediately, who will liaise permanently with the Commander of the Ituri Operational Zone, who will provide the necessary resources for their movements;
DDR
Demilitarisation provisions
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
1) Agree to the principle of supporting the process of voluntary or involuntary integration in the Armed Forces, with the possibility of demobilisation of non-eligible contingents;
2) Agree to the principle of arms control and verification, facilitated by MONUC in order to store all weapons acquired by FARDC;
3) Agree to the principle of returning all children to organisations for the protection of children as soon as possible, which will have access to the regroupment sites;
...
6) To appoint two (2) officers immediately, who will liaise permanently with the Commander of the Ituri Operational Zone, who will provide the necessary resources for their movements;
Intelligence services
No specific mention.
Parastatal/rebel and opposition group forces
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
1) Agree to the principle of supporting the process of voluntary or involuntary integration in the Armed Forces, with the possibility of demobilisation of non-eligible contingents;
2) Agree to the principle of arms control and verification, facilitated by MONUC in order to store all weapons acquired by FARDC;
...
4) Agree to avoid hindering any movement of Congolese officials, of MONUC or of humanitarian organisations, in the area where contingents of Commander Cobra Matata are deployed from today;
...
6) To appoint two (2) officers immediately, who will liaise permanently with the Commander of the Ituri Operational Zone, who will provide the necessary resources for their movements;
Withdrawal of foreign forces
No specific mention.
Corruption
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
5) Agree to end from today any policing or administrative ‘corruption’ [tracasseries] towards the civilian population;
Crime/organised crime
No specific mention.
Drugs
No specific mention.
Terrorism
No specific mention.

Transitional justice

Transitional justice general
No specific mention.
Amnesty/pardon
No specific mention.
Courts
No specific mention.
Mechanism
No specific mention.
Prisoner release
No specific mention.
Vetting
No specific mention.
Victims
No specific mention.
Missing persons
No specific mention.
Reparations
No specific mention.
Reconciliation
No specific mention.

Implementation

UN signatory
Sous la facilitation de la MONUC: Le General Christian Houdet, Chef d'Etat Major de la MONUC
Other international signatory
No specific mention.
Referendum for agreement
No specific mention.
International mission/force/similar
Page 1,
After a brief introduction by the Minister, to inform the Delegation representing Commander COBRA MATATA, not present, the following principles were accepted and communicated to this delegation:
...
2) Agree to the principle of arms control and verification, facilitated by MONUC in order to store all weapons acquired by FARDC;
...
4) Agree to avoid hindering any movement of Congolese officials, of MONUC or of humanitarian organisations, in the area where contingents of Commander Cobra Matata are deployed from today;
...
7) It is understood that all of the above will be facilitated by MONUC.
Enforcement mechanism
No specific mention.

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