Related Rule
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
In 2008, a training manual by the prosecutor at the Military High Court for magistrates on techniques for investigating sexual crimes, including war crimes, was adopted as part of the Programme on Investigating Sexual Crimes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The training manual states: “Legal implications of sexual violence as an international crime … International crimes imply international cooperation regarding the detection, arrest … and punishment of individuals convicted for such crimes.” 
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Training manual by the Prosecutor at the Military High Court for magistrates on techniques for investigating sexual crimes, adopted as part of the Programme on Investigating Sexual Crimes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Military Justice seminar, 2008, pp. 72–73.
In 2008, a training manual by the prosecutor at the Military High Court for magistrates on techniques for investigating sexual crimes, including war crimes, was adopted as part of the Programme on Investigating Sexual Crimes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The training manual states: “Legal implications of sexual violence as an international crime … International crimes imply international cooperation regarding the … extradition … of individuals convicted for such crimes.” 
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Training manual by the Prosecutor at the Military High Court for magistrates on techniques for investigating sexual crimes, adopted as part of the Programme on Investigating Sexual Crimes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Military Justice seminar, 2008, pp. 72–73.
In 2004, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo referred the situation of crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1 July 2002 to the International Criminal Court. 
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Government, Referral of situation to the International Criminal Court, Letter dated 3 March 2004, as reported in International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor, Press release of 19 April 2004, ICC-OTP-20040419-50, and International Criminal Court, Presidency, Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Decision assigning the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Pre-Trial Chamber I, No.: ICC-01/04, Decision of 5 July 2004.
In 2007, in its second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Democratic Republic of the Congo stated:
The Government’s commitment to ending conscription of children in armed groups also finds expression in the fact that it has initiated within the country, or in cooperation with the International Criminal Court, judicial proceedings against the perpetrators of those acts, as in the case of Thomas Lubanga, against whom charges were confirmed on January, 2007 in The Hague. 
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, 24 July 2008, UN Doc. CRC/C/COD/2, submitted 23 October 2007, § 211.