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4 Aug 2017

Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID)

Q&A The Kilwa massacre & the landmark decision of the African Commission of Human & Peoples Rights

Questions (Answers can be found below)

1. What happened in Kilwa?

2. Is what happened in Kilwa linked to the war in DRC

4. What role did Anvil Mining play in the massacre?

5. What does Anvil Mining say happened?

6. Did the Congolese government arrest any of the soldiers or Anvil employees?

7. Have there been other attempts to seek criminal justice?

8. Were there attempts to seek justice through the civil courts?

9. Why did the victims decide to launch a complaint with the African

Commission on Human and Peoples Rights?

10. How did African Commission reach its decision?

11. What did the African Commission decide?

12. What was ground-breaking about the award for compensation?

13. What else was groundbreaking about the decision?

14. What did the African Commission say about the role of Anvil Mining?

15. What happens next?

16. Can this decision be enforced?

Part of the following timelines

Dem. Rep. of Congo: African Commission issues landmark decision on 2004 Kilwa massacre - rebukes Anvil Mining for role in abuses by army

Anvil Mining lawsuit (re complicity in Dem. Rep. of Congo, filed with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights)