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ICC authorizes investigation into Burundi

11-13-2017 The Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court has authorized Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open an investigation into Burundi. A blow for Bujumbura. Composed of Judge Chang-ho Chung, Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Judge Raul C. Pangalangan, this Pre-Trial Chamber III has found that the evidence presented by (...)
' Aimée Laurentine Kanyana: “The ICC decision is only a political declaration intended to encourage some external forces”

Burundi will never cooperate with ICC, says Justice Minister

11-10-2017 Minister of Justice Aimée Laurentine says Burundi will never, in any case, cooperate with the ICC in the implementation of the decision to open investigation into the crimes committed in Burundi. “The decision has been taken in violation of the Rome Statute and its principles of international law”, she (...)
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ICC authorizes investigation into Burundi

11-09-2017 The Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court issued a public redacted version of its decision authorizing the ICC Prosecutor to open an investigation regarding crimes committed in Burundi from 26 April 2015 to 26 October 2017. The Prosecutor is authorized to extend her investigation into crimes which were committed (...)
' Aimée Laurentine Kanyana: “The ICC decision is only a political declaration intended to encourage some external forces”

Vagrancy to be punished, says Justice Minister

10-30-2017 The Minister of Justice, Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, was this 30 October in the National Assembly to shed light on the penal code revision. She says some changes in the current penal code have to be made as it dates from 2009 in order to strengthen the repression of certain (...)
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Goodbye to ICC

10-30-2017 The deadline for Burundi’s total withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has arrived. Bujumbura rejoices while the families of the victims express disappointment. Bujumbura government exults as it is now done with the International Criminal Court, a sword of Damocles hanging over its head. Burundi decided to withdraw from (...)
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Ordinary citizens have no access to justice, says justice expert

10-11-2017 The Observatory for Government Action (OAG) alongside the Association of Catholic Jurists of Burundi (AJCB) calls on Burundi Government to increase the budget allocated to the Ministry of Justice to ensure that total population has access to justice. A large number of the Burundian population does not have access (...)
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Two resolutions, one country

10-09-2017 At the end of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, two different resolutions have been adopted for Burundi. An unprecedented situation. The two resolutions adopted made waves. First there was this resolution proposed by the African group, a mechanism that was triggered 24 hours before the Geneva (...)
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Geneva : Battle over resolutions

10-02-2017 The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution of the African group, more favorable to Bujumbura than that of the European Union. The latter expresses its great disappointment. It was a dramatic turn of events in Geneva on Wednesday, September 28. Everything had, however, started with the European Union (...)
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CNIDH, an agent for Bujumbura?

09-25-2017 The tone rose on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council. Fatsah Ouguergouz accused this commission of being in the pay of Bujumbura. CNIDH speaks of a biased commission. The National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) has not shown any sympathy for the UN Independent commission of inquiry (...)
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War of words in Geneva

09-25-2017 The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry into Burundi presented its final report before the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, 19 September. A session that was rich in argument between Bujumbura and Fatsah Ouguergouz. Accusations came from every side. First, there were those of the Permanent Representative of Burundi at (...)