n African Journal of Democracy and Governance - La Constitution congolaise du 18 février 2006 et la responsabilité pénale du chef de l'État : un édifice constitutionnel fictif?

Volume 1, Issue 2_3
  • ISSN : 2313-6529


The rule of law requires that the government and the people should comply with the law. An important element of the rule of law is the existence of an independent judiciary that is competent to administer justice without fear or favour. All other branches of the government, including the head of the state, are subject to the judiciary. This article deals with the criminal responsibility of the head of state under the Constitution of 18 February 2006 that currently governs the country. It examines the relevant constitutional provisions and strives to answer the question whether such criminal responsibility is a fiction or a reality in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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