Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region

Country/entity
Angola
Burundi
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo
Rwanda
South Africa
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
(African Great Lakes)
Region
Africa (excl MENA)
Agreement name
Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region
Date
24/02/2013
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Interstate/intrastate conflict(s) (African Great Lakes Process (2004 - 2013)
The African Great Lakes process attempted to use a regional approach to address a set of inter-linked conflicts notably in Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda.

African Great Lakes Process (2004 - 2013) )
Stage
Implementation/renegotiation (Implementation modalities)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
6: African Great Lakes: Regional Process
Parties
H.E. Mr Parfait Anicet Mbay, for Angola; H.E. Mr. Laurent Kavakure for Burundi; H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan; H.E. Mr. Whyinter Kabimba, for Zambia
Third parties
Description
This agreement renews state, regional and international commitment to ending the ongoing violence, aimed at creating a sustainable peace.

Agreement document
AO_BI_CF_CD_CG_RW_SD_TZ_UG_ZM_130224_FrameworkAgreementDRCRegion.pdf

Main category
Page 1,
3. The consequences of this violence have been nothing short of devastating. Acts of sexual violence and serious violations of human rights are used regularly and almost daily as weapons of war. Displacement figures are among the highest in the world and persistently hover near two million people. The implementation of the country's reconstruction, security reform and poverty alleviation program is regularly disrupted.

Women, girls and gender

Participation
No specific mention.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
General IHRL, IHL and IL
Page 1, 3. The consequences of this violence have been nothing short of devastating. Acts of sexual violence and serious violations of human rights are used regularly and almost daily as weapons of war.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
Sexual violence
Page 1, 3. The consequences of this violence have been nothing short of devastating. Acts of sexual violence and serious violations of human rights are used regularly and almost daily as weapons of war.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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