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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 (...)
' ICC has authorized the opening of investigations into Burundi

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 (...)
' 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 (...)
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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 (...)
' 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 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 (...)
' 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 (...)
' 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 (...)
' Two MPs have already been beaten in less than two months

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 (...)