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Jean de Dieu Mulikuza

Jean de Dieu Mulikuza

HRD, Lawyer & President
Agir Ensemble pour l'Accès aux Droits de l'Homme - ADH Asbl

Jean de Dieu Mulikuza is a human rights lawyer and the current president of Acting Together to Access Human Rights (Agir Ensemble pour l'Accès aux Droits de l'Homme - ADH Asbl), a human rights organisation operating in the fields of justice and peace, with particular emphasis on collective and groups' rights, the fight against impunity and the promotion of peace in the communities.

Congolese human rights defenders are frequent targets of intimidation, judicial proceedings, stigmatisation, death threats, arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detentions, gender based violence, ill treatment in prison including refusal of access to lawyers and medical care, physical assault and in some cases torture or killing by DRC government agents or armed groups. Many HRDs are frequently forced into hiding as a result of the threats against their security and the safety of their families.