Justice
' Participants in a press conference organized by OAG along with AJCB

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 (...)
' The Human Rights Council where both resolutions were adopted.

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 (...)
' la-une3

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 (...)
' The United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva to consider the report of the Commission of Enquiry into Burundi

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 (...)
' Geneva, Fatsah replies to the accusations of Bujumbura

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 (...)
' The Director of Public Prosecutions, President of Burundi andMinister of justice

Burundian justice job is commendable, says Burundi President

09-25-2017 The opening of the 2017-2018 Judicial year this Friday 22nd September coincides with a UN report which points an accusing finger at the Burundian justice. The president of Burundi says what the justice system is going through is linked to a political situation. President Pierre Nkurunziza says there are (...)
' The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi presents its final report to the UN Human Rights Council this 19 September

Burundi under UN Human Rights scrutiny

09-19-2017 The Commission of Inquiry presents its final report to the Human Rights Council during an interactive dialogue on Burundi this 19 September, in Geneva at its 36th session. Burundi government still rejects the report of the UN commission. The chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, Fatsah Ouguergouz accuses Burundi (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza “Mpimba detention conditions are quite good given international and the country living standards”

National Commission for Human Rights calls on ICC to be impartial

09-11-2017 The National Commission for Human Rights [CNIDH] notes that the report of the Commission of Inquiry was inspired by some of the previous reports but somewhat different from the latter. “The CNIDH considers that the report should constitute a breach of a frank and constructive dialogue on the situation (...)
' Fatou Bensouda

Burundi: Target for ICC?

09-11-2017 The UN Commission of Inquiry released a report on Monday (September 4th). It requests the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity committed in Burundi. The Commission refers to “an organized plan in the pursuit of a common policy.” This is a widespread and systematic attack against the (...)
' Causes of exile Burundi 2017-1

New Burundian refugees claim gang rape, torture and illegal detention

08-25-2017 Burundians who arrived in Uganda between April and June 2017 said they left Burundi for security reasons, according to a new report by the International Refugee Rights Initiative about the causes of the ongoing refugee crisis.. The government insists Burundi is safe, but the new report published by IRRI (...)