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' 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 (...)
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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 (...)
' Fatsah Ouguergouz, chairman of Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

No improvement of situation, says chairman of Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

08-18-2017 The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights on Burundi will present the final report of its investigation in Geneva between the 18 and 19 September at the thirty-sixth session of the Human Rights Council. The chairman of the commission says the report will confirm that serious abuses continue to (...)
' MPs in plenary session

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 (...)
' 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 (...)
' Burundi Catholic Church Bishops

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 (...)
' 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 (...)