Justice For Sale

Justice For Sale

2011-01-01
44min
Politics
Maintaining an impartial legal system is vital for any country, but the huge issues facing the DR Congo have brought the judiciary into question. Human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo sets out to overturn a rape conviction for a local man that she’s sure is wrongful; her methodical precision in getting to the truth exposes many of the issues in the Congolese legal system. Laws are ignored, bribes are rife, evidence is falsified. The role of international support and NGOs is looked at critically too - efforts and funds to deal with the country's rape crisis have led to overly hasty convictions.

Countries

Netherlands, Congo

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