Justice
' 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 (...)
' The human rights Situation started to deteriorate in April 2015 with demonstrations

Human rights situation two years after crisis in Burundi

04-19-2017 “About 720 people were killed, over 80 others tortured since Burundi has plunged into the current situation in April 2015,” says Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, Chairman of the National Commission for the Human Rights-CNDIH. He also says that between 700 and 800 people have been arbitrarily arrested in different areas (...)
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Former President’s widow asks for recognition and justice for her husband

04-10-2017 The widow of former Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira, who was tragically killed alongside his Rwandan counterpart in 1994, asks for an international investigation into the death of her husband and wants him to be recognized as a National Hero for Peace. In a letter to President Nkurunziza signed on (...)
' Extra-judiciary assassinations that had declined have been on the rise over the last days.

Motion to file complaints to ICC against Burundi government gains momentum

03-28-2017 The Collective of Lawyers of civil parties and victims’ families of alleged human violations in Burundi has lodged new complaints to the International Criminal Court against the government of Burundi. In a press release issued on Wednesday 28 March, the Collective said it had filed 124 new complaints it (...)
' The UN Human Rights Council is concerned about the gravity and scale of violations in Burundi

UN Human Rights Council concerned about violations in Burundi

03-14-2017 The commission of inquiry on Human Rights violations in Burundi has presented its first oral briefing to the Human Rights Council this 13 March, in Geneva, Switzerland. Fatsah Ouguergouz, the chair of the commission says they are concerned at the scale and gravity of the human rights violations and (...)
' Some children invited by Isanganiro Radio to talk about their problems

Children’s Broadcasting Day: “more space is needed”, say children’s rights defenders

03-06-2017 Media houses broadcast children programs on different radio stations but the children’s rights defenders request more space to promote the children’s rights effectively. “We are not sufficiently covered by different programmes broadcast on different radio stations”, says a young boy, resident in the capital Bujumbura. He says the space (...)