Justice
' Barrister Armel Niyongere, human rights activist “The file includes cases of sexual violence, extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and assassinations”

Justice for Burundi hopes ICC to open investigations on Burundi

06-20-2017 On 19 June, A delegation of the collective of lawyers grouped into ‘Justice for Burundi’ defending victims of the Burundian crisis made of Alain Detheux, Armel Niyongere and Bernard Mainguin held meetings in the office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to assess the progress of the (...)
' Fatsah Ouguergouz, chairman of Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi says human right violation persist

06-15-2017 On 15 May, the Commission of Inquiry on Human rights in Burundi has presented the second oral briefing to the UN Human Right Council. Members of the commission say human right violations persist. Burundi Government accuses the commission of producing biased and politically oriented reports. “We were struck in (...)
' Human Rights Council

Burundi delegation absent in 35th ordinary session of Human Rights Council

06-14-2017 The 35th ordinary session of the Human Rights Council is taking place in Geneva. The human rights situation in Burundi will be studied from 14 to 15 June. The commission of inquiry into the situation in Burundi since 2015 will submit the second oral report to the council. The (...)
' Human Rights Council

Forthcoming Human Rights report to reveal real Burundi situation, says Rights activist

06-05-2017 “Different partners must understand that Burundi Government is lying about the security situation in the country”, says Anschaire Nikoyagize, one of the Burundi Human Rights Activists. He reacts to the declaration made by the Senior Advisor in charge of communication and information to President Pierre Nkurunziza. In the public (...)
' The human rights started to deteriorate since April 2015

Justice for Burundi: « 98 new warrants sent to ICC Prosecutor »

06-04-2017 The collective of lawyers grouped into “Justice for Burundi” reports that at the end of May 2017, 98 new warrants have been sent to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court-ICC. “This brings to nearly 800 cases of warrants that were entrusted to the collective”, says (...)
' Police arresting a protester in Bujumbura

Situations in Burundi remains dire, says Amnesty International

05-19-2017 The secretary general of Amnesty International declared on 16 May that human rights continue to be violated in Burundi. He urged Heads of State of the East African Community to ensure that resolving the Burundi crisis is a priority for the EAC summit to be held on 20 May. (...)
' Dr Ndayishimiye Vianney giving a shot of  MR vaccine

Communities have positively responded to Measles-Rubella vaccine, health officials say

05-18-2017 Communities have positively responded to Measles-Rubella vaccine, health officials say Health officials report Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign that started with this week has met with a positive response from communities. Sources from the Ministry of Public Health say Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign that started on Monday is going well. Dr Olivier (...)
' The budget for Burundi Ministry of Justice is “constantly insufficient” according to OAG, ACJB and Cordaid.

NGOs coalition lobbies for increased budget for Justice Ministry

05-17-2017 OAG, ACJB and Cordaid team up to advocate the increase of the budget allotted to the Ministry of Justice. Basing their conclusion on the analysis of the 2016 budget, the NGOs say low budget has a negative impact on the access to justice for all. After an analysis that (...)
' Participants in pro-government rally in Bujumbura

Pro-government people protest against UN Human Rights Commission report on Burundi

04-25-2017 Communication officer within the ruling CNDD-FDD launched a campaign to protest the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights report on Burundi.  She accuses these UN officials of politicizing this UN body. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, issued on 18 April a report condemning (...)
' UN Human Rights Commission condemns human rights violation in Burundi

UN Human Rights Commission condemns human rights violation in Burundi

04-20-2017 The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights says it is concerned about the video showing young men affiliated to the ruling party calling for rape against females from the opposition. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed on 18 April a great alarm at (...)