[Event Information]
The 106th GSDM Platform Seminar
Series Seminar “Business and Human Rights on the Issue of Conflict Minerals in the DR Congo”
Special Lecture by Jean-Claude Katende, “Democratization and Human Rights in the DRC”
19th Feb 2018 18:00-20:30
(Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo)

Date & Time : 18:00-20:30, Monday, February 19, 2018
Venue : Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo MAP
Language : Japanese/English/French (Simultaneous Interpretation)
Registration : https://ppforum.jp/?action_entry=true&forum_id=421
Outline : Recently, while a few countries in Africa, such as Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe, realized the country’s first-ever democratic transition, some other countries are experiencing violence in order to attempt to achieve democracy. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the latter countries, and the planned Presidential election has not been held since the end of 2016. How can the international community support the local people to realize the democratic transition?
With Mr. Jean-Claude Katende, the National President of the African Association for the Defense of Human Rights (ASADHO) from Kinshasa, this seminar aims to deepen the understanding about the current human rights situation in the DRC, including conflict affected areas such as central Kasai and eastern Kivu provinces, and discuss the role of international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), including the MONUSCO (UN Peacekeeping Operation), donor countries, and international NGOs.
Lecturer : Jean-Claude Katende, National President, The African Association for the Defense of Human Rights (ASADHO)
Commentator : Makoto Katsumata, Emeritus Professor, Meiji Ggakuin University
MC : Kazuyo Hanai, Project research Associate, University of Tokyo
Program : Opening Remarks
Lecture by Mr. Jean-Claude Katende
Comment from Prof. Makoto Katsumata
Questions and Answers
Organizer : Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM), University of Tokyo
Co-organizer : Association on Sexual Violence and Conflict in DR Congo (ASVCC)