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Bonn & Schmitt sponsors UIA' event against violence in DRC

As a partner of the event, we are pleased to inform you of the screening of the film "L'Empire du Silence" organized by the UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) with the support of the Luxembourg Bar.

The session will take place on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 19:00 CET (Paris) at KINEPOLIS UTOPIA in Luxembourg and will be followed by a debate with the director, Thierry Michel, and other personalities specialized on the subject.

This movie traces the suffering and ruthless violence that the Democratic Republic of Congo has faced for over 25 years. Based on ONU document, this documentary traces the rebel movements without modesty and does not spare the perpetrators, institutions and leaders. This country being torn by vast conflicts, the victims are counted in millions today. Around this film several actions are also carried out. A petition has been set up to abolish these fights and to fight against impunity in the DRC.

The debate will be an opportunity to address the sad reality of crimes in conflict zones, particularly sexual violence against women, and how to fight against impunity for these crimes.

The subject is so topical with the war in Ukraine and deserves a mobilization of everybody.

Part of the proceeds from the selling of the ticket will be donated to the association We Not Weapons of War (WWoW). We support WWoW's project to help the Kananga Bar Association (Central Kasai Province - Democratic Republic of Congo). This is an ambitious project to help collect evidence of sexual violence against women in conflict zones through an innovative application that includes concrete help for victims.

Tickets can be purchased at the UTOPIA cinema in Luxembourg or via the link here.

You can support the association by making a donation to the third-party money bank account opened specifically for this purpose:

Heading : WWOW – Backup

Name : Olivier HAENECOUR (ancien bâtonnier de Mons qui centralise la récolte de fonds)

IBAN : BE79 6305 4061 7233


Event open to all lawyers and non-lawyers!

For any additional information on the event or the association, please contact Alain GROSJEAN at the following email address:

This event is in French.

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