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Jean Roger Kaseki

Jean-Roger Kaseki works as a Human Rights campaigner. He is originally form the Democratic Republic of Congo, now settled in the United Kingdom.

He has campaigned and lobbied for human rights in Congo (former Zaire) to be improved following mass violations of fundamental human rights there for many decades.

When he was living in Congo, he led campaigns, conferences, publications and meetings, which denounced the various human rights violations committed by the then Congolese Government.

Since moving to the UK, he has managed to keep the same spirit about fighting and campaigning for poor human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo and kept it high on the British Government and the World Community's agenda. It is vital for human rights concerns and fears from Congo to be raised at major international gatherings around the world.

UK National Security Strategy for the 21st Century
Jean I have been consulted by the Commission for the UK National Security to give my views on the impact of insecurity on human rights, peace and development. My views and contribution on the relation between human rights and security have been acknowledged by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) that published the final report of the Commission. Please switch on the link below:  

CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.
As a Westminster Diocese CAFOD Volunteer, ahead of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen held in December 2009, Jean-Roger wrote an article published in their quarterly Newsletter about how to put people and the planet first, put human rights and social justice first and take actions in tackling global poverty and climate change. This article is attached: Westminster e newsletter winter 2009

As Labour Candidate for Tollington Ward in the London Borough of Islington, he has written two articles published by the Labour Think Tank for progressive policies (Progress) raising human rights concerns in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) and in Haiti following the recent earthquake with its disastrous consequences on people, on human beings; and challenging the UK Government and the world community to cancel Haiti’s debt. This debt relief campaign has paid off as Haiti’s debt has finally been cancelled.



Congo’s forgotten conflict: We need to see more international engagement and support for peace building in Congo

Haiti after the earthquake: Now is the time to defy history and finally drop Haiti’s debt

The Guardian:
- In China's hands? (Congo badly needs the financial support of the international community to rebuild its infrastructure, but only one country is stepping forward), 12 November 2007
- Rape as a weapon of terror (Sexual violence against women is more frequent in eastern Congo than anywhere else in the world. The international community must act) 5 October 2007
- Preying on the poor (If the international community is serious about combating global poverty, it must stop vulture funds targeting vulnerable countries), Sept 2007


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