Justice
' Walter Kazadi Mulombo: “There is only lasting peace when everyone can prosper, when there is hunger or poverty”.

UN Secretary General calls on Burundi to build inclusive society

09-22-2018 Speaking on behalf of the UN Secretary General, Walter Kazadi Mulombo, has called on Burundi to get inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to build an inclusive and fair society. Burundi government has joined the world in the celebration of the Peace Day this September (...)
' EU Calls on the Human Rights Council to do the follow-up of the human rights situation in Burundi

EU denounces impunity in Burundi

09-18-2018 In the statement issued on 17 September after the presentation of the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi at the Human Rights Council, the EU says the conclusions of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi are extremely serious and require the EU attention. The EU (...)
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Burundi government delegation boycott interactive dialogue on Human rights violations

09-18-2018 This 17 September 2018, the UN experts presented their report on human rights violation in Burundi without the delegation of Burundi government. During the 39th regular session of Human Rights council, Burundi government delegation in Geneva was expected to make a presentation following the publication of a UN report (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza: “The commission did not carrying out field investigations to verify the serious human violations”

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi produced biased report, CNIDH says

09-12-2018 “The UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi has published a false and tendentious report,” said Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) on 11 September. The report he rejects was published on September 5 by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. It (...)
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Bururi High Court judge sentenced to one month in prison

08-24-2018 Claver Ndikumasabo, Bururi High Court judge in the south of Burundi, has been sentenced to one month in prison and fined BIF 100,000 in a trial held on August 23, 2018 by Bururi Court of Appeal. He is accused of having insulted Zabron Nyandwi, the director of Bururi Medical (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: The government should sign a bilateral agreement with gulf countries so as to protect those women

Number of victims of human trafficking is increasing, says Children rights activist

07-31-2018 Around 4,000 people have been reported victims of human trafficking in Burundi since 2015. FENADEB has said this during the celebration of World Day against Trafficking in Persons this 30 July, 2018. Jacques Nshimirimana, chairman of the National Federation of Associations Defending Children rights-FENADEB, says human trafficking in Burundi (...)
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Bujumbura believes in international justice not ICC, says Ministry of Justice

07-17-2018 While the world celebrates the International Justice Day each 17 July, defenders of human rights violations in Burundi still believe in the ability of the ICC to prosecute and bring to justice those responsible for serious crimes. Burundi government says it rather appreciates international justice. Adolphe Havyarimana, spokesperson for (...)
' Around 60% of prisoners in Burundi are still waiting for trial

Over 9,000 detainees in prisons built for 4194 people

07-17-2018 The International Committee of the Red Cross-ICRC in partnership with the Ministry of Justice has launched this July 16, 2018 a two month-campaign called “Tous solidaires avec les prisonniers” to plead for prisoners. “Eleven Burundian prisons expected to host 4194 prisoners currently shelter 9901 prisoners,” says Gervais Hajayandi, Director (...)
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European parliament concerned over human rights violations in Burundi

07-06-2018 Members of the European parliament express their deep concern about endemic impunity and human rights violations, including summary executions, torture, enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention. They remind Burundi government of its obligation, as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to resume and fully cooperate with the UN (...)
' Expelled Burundians from Rwanda

CNTB warns people who will hamper its activities

07-05-2018 The national commission for lands and other belongings (CNTB) has received over 20 thousands depositions all over the country. Dieudonné Mbonimpa, the spokesperson for this commission, says it when he has met with journalists this July 4, 2018.The commission warns people who will, in any way, disturb its work. (...)
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