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UN Experts urge Burundi Government to protect civilians

11-30-2016 In a statement issued on 29 November, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has called on Burundi government to take prompt and effective action to protect civilians, by authorizing a United Nations police contingent to monitor the security and human rights situation in the (...)
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Armel Niyongere : Elected as member of OMCT General Assembly

11-30-2016 World Organization Against Torture –OMCT General Assembly held on 26 November in Geneva, Switzerland, elected new members including Armel Niyongere, a Burundian human rights defender. He was chosen for his commitment to fighting against impunity and torture in Burundi. The Chairman of the Christian Action for the Abolition of (...)
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Burundi : Human Rights Leagues with controversial missions

11-29-2016 On 26 November, the Home Affairs Ministry organized a public protest march in the Burundian capital for two reasons: to protest against the deployment of the three commissioners of enquiry on the human rights situation in Burundi, recently appointed by the UN Human Rights Commission and to denounce the (...)
' Bujumbura refuses to cooperate with UN commission of inquiry on Burundi

Bujumbura refuses to cooperate with UN commission of inquiry on Burundi

11-24-2016 The UN Human Rights body appointed on 22 November three commissioners namely Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria), Reina Alapini Gansu (Benin) and Francoise Hampson (United Kingdom) to investigate human rights violations and abuses committed in Burundi. Ouguergouz will serve as the Chair of the three-member Commission. The Commission has also been (...)
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FIDH and Ligue Iteka report on crimes committed in Burundi

11-17-2016 The International Federation for Human Rights-FIDH and “Ligue ITEKA” association have published a report on 15 November about “Repression and genocidal dynamics in Burundi”. Burundi government refutes the allegations it contains. The 200–page report summarizes and identifies crimes committed in Burundi since April 2015. FIDH and Ligue Iteka report (...)
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ICC to investigate on Burundi until its effective withdrawal

11-15-2016 Despite the withdrawal of Burundi from the Rome Statute, the situation in the country since April 2015 continues to be the subject of a preliminary inquiry by the ICC. This is included in the annual report on preliminary examination activities (2016) published this 14 November by the ICC Prosecutor, (...)
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Jacques Nshimirimana: ORA Child Protection Award Recipient

10-18-2016 German organizations of children’s rights assembled in ORA Kinderhilfe International coalition designated Jacques Nshimirimana, the chairman of the Federation of the associations defending the children rights-Fenadeb as the winner of the “ORA Child Protection Award” for his strong commitment to the rights of Burundian children. Floreck Matthias, the chairman (...)
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Bujumbura Accuses UNHCR of not updating Database

09-28-2016 UNHCR says over 300,000 Burundians fled to neighboring countries, the number the interior minister rejects, stating that the majority have returned home “So far, about 100,000 Burundian refugees have willingly come back home from the neighboring countries”, said Térence Ntahiraja, Assistant to the Interior Minister. Most of them are (...)
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Bujumbura dismisses UN report on Burundi as “political”

09-23-2016 On 22 September, Burundi’s Ministry in charge of Human Rights slammed a report by the United Nations as unverified and lacking credibility. “The UN experts collected unverified information and did not mention sources for their report’s credibility”, deplores Martin Nivyabandi, the Minister of National Solidarity, Gender and Human Rights. (...)
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Damning UN Report over Burundi Human Rights Deterioration

09-22-2016 The final report of the United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi (UNIIB) published on 20 September indicates that UNIIB documented hundreds of cases of summary executions, targeted assassinations, arbitrary detention, torture and sexual violence. UNIIB conducted a total of 227 interviews, in some cases with various parties. The interviews (...)