§ Mr. Hain
We have asked our Embassy in Kinshasa to investigate these reports. We maintain a regular dialogue with the Minister for Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, covering all facets of human rights and child rights issues. We condemn all acts of violence against civilians and any acts that cause unnecessary suffering. We continue to urge the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to806W apply rigorously international humanitarian law and human rights law, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child.