Justice
' MPs approved the bill on the establishment of the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide

MPs adopted bill on establishment of National Observatory for Genocide Prevention

08-10-2017 The National Assembly, this 9 August, adopted the bill on the setting up of the National Observatory for the Prevention and Eradication of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. “The observatory will clarify and identify all crimes committed in Burundi”, said Pascal Nyabenda, the Speaker of the National (...)
' Participants in the general assembly of justice held in Gitega in August 2013 had had decided to improve the image of justice in Burundi

Four years after pledge to improve justice, a long way to go…

08-05-2017 In 2013, participants at a major summit to improve justice in Burundi drew up a list of activities to improve justice – but there have been few achievements since. A local peacebuilding organization, Parcem, says much needs to be done for the justice system in Burundi to achieve independence. (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza calls the ICC to end with the preliminary exams on Burundi

« No International crimes committed in Burundi », National Human Rights Commission says

07-28-2017 No international crimes were committed in Burundi between 2015 and 2017, according to an announcement on Friday by the chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights, CNDIH. The announcement comes just weeks after the allegedly independent commission announced that it had recorded 340 unlawful killings, over 100 disappearances, (...)
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Rights Groups urge ICC to begin full investigation into human rights violations in Burundi

07-18-2017 Nine local human rights organisations urge the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to begin full investigation into gross human rights violations in Burundi to bring perpetrators to justice. Nine local rights groups urge the ICC prosecutor to start full investigation into grave crimes committed in Burundi as (...)
' Government officials are protected by servicemen who are heavily armed, says Tatien Sibomana.

Assassinations, torture, forced disappearances – no peace in Burundi, say political opponents

07-08-2017 In reaction to claims of peace and stability by the government, political opponents say reports of assassinations, torture and forced disappearances, the high number of Burundi refugees and the worsening economic conditions for Burundian citizens show insecurity. The government has hosted a number of regional and international events, and (...)
' Police officers arresting a young person in  Bujumbura

About 400 killed since 2016, Independent National Commission on Human Rights reports

07-06-2017 The Independent National Commission on Human Rights CNIDH revealed yesterday the death of about 400, over 100 cases of enforced disappearances, 60 cases of torture and inhuman treatment and over 700 cases of arbitrary that have been arrest reported since 2016. The political and security situation that has prevailed (...)
' The Catholic Church that had been too critical of human rights violation in Burundi has recently said in a declaration of Bishops that the security situation has improved compared to  how it was in 2015.

FIDH attacks “dictatorship” and “repression” of President Nkurunziza’s regime in a report

07-05-2017 The International Federation for Human Rights produced the report in collaboration with six Burundi human rights organisations that the government has banned. FIDH report claims President Pierre Nkurunziza and his Cndd-Fdd party’s “obsession to cling on to power at all cost” has pushed the regime into violent “repression” and (...)
' Francine Nduwimana: ”Ladies should be careful when choosing a partner”.

Women Lawyers Association calls on ladies to be careful when choosing partners

07-03-2017 Quarrels break out in some families as a consequence of the President’s order for couples to legalize their marriage. First wives ask for the review of the law that governs marriage in Burundi. Many couples rush to commune offices to marry. The problem arises when the husband has more (...)
' Some of the jailed police and military officers who were involved in the 2015 coup attempt

Prisoners kept in jail after serving sentence decry injustice

06-24-2017 Prisoners claim a failure to manage prison sentences and release detainees on time is prevalent in Burundi. Five prisoners who have served two year sentences for their contribution to the failed coup of 2015 are still in prison more than a month after their two-year terms ended. They are (...)
' 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 (...)