Location : Brazzaville. The association has six regional branches.
Creation : 1995
Local issues : The situation in prisons flouts the most basic rights of the detainees and specifically of the pygmy minority. The physical conditions of detention harms human dignity and some detainees are unfairly detained or kept in detention after having served their sentence. Growing concern: the flow of refugees and asylum seekers leads to a weakening of their rights in the context of an increase of xenophobia in Brazzaville. In 2015, the Congo received 49 430 refugees and asylum seekers, mainly coming from the DRC (18 800 individuals). They are victims of arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, inhumane treatment, discrimination and extortion. These abuses are committed by public agents and some Congolese citizens.