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' Jacques Nshimirimana: “A legal framework would help to fight against the human trafficking ”

About 4000 Burundians reported victims of human trafficking since 2015, says FENADEB

11-07-2018 Government, Civil Society Organizations and International Organizations remain concerned about human trafficking in Burundi. A debate session was organized this Tuesday, November 6, to elaborate a plan of integrated activities aimed at banning the trade of humans in the country. Jacques Nshimirimana, chairman of the national federation of associations (...)
' Ms. Michelle Bachelet: “Burundi government should issue an immediate retraction of the inflammatory statement and offer a full apology.”

UN Human Rights Commissioner denounces Burundi defamatory attack on inquiry team

10-26-2018 Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Burundi government to make an immediate retraction of the inflammatory statement and offer a full apology to Mr. Doudou Diène and other commissioners as well as the UN Human Rights Council which created the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. Michelle (...)
' Térence Mushano: “Burundians will never know the truth unless the UN is involved”

Associations fighting crimes against humanities for renewal of CVR mandate

10-12-2018 After lawmakers pleaded for the renewal of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for four years, associations involved in the fight against crimes against humanity say they appreciate the proposition and expect that the commission will finally accomplish its missions. Aloys Batungwanayo, Chairman of the association for (...)
' Prosper Ntahogwamiye, Secretary-general and spokesman for Burundi Government

Government condemns renewal of mandate of UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

10-10-2018 “The Government of Burundi has learned with indignation the adoption of the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council at its 39th session held on September 28, 2018 renewing the mandate of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi while it was already rejected, “reads a statement released on (...)
' Walter Kazadi Mulombo: “There is only lasting peace when everyone can prosper, when there is hunger or poverty”.

UN Secretary General calls on Burundi to build inclusive society

09-22-2018 Speaking on behalf of the UN Secretary General, Walter Kazadi Mulombo, has called on Burundi to get inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to build an inclusive and fair society. Burundi government has joined the world in the celebration of the Peace Day this September (...)
' EU Calls on the Human Rights Council to do the follow-up of the human rights situation in Burundi

EU denounces impunity in Burundi

09-18-2018 In the statement issued on 17 September after the presentation of the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi at the Human Rights Council, the EU says the conclusions of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi are extremely serious and require the EU attention. The EU (...)
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Burundi government delegation boycott interactive dialogue on Human rights violations

09-18-2018 This 17 September 2018, the UN experts presented their report on human rights violation in Burundi without the delegation of Burundi government. During the 39th regular session of Human Rights council, Burundi government delegation in Geneva was expected to make a presentation following the publication of a UN report (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza: “The commission did not carrying out field investigations to verify the serious human violations”

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi produced biased report, CNIDH says

09-12-2018 “The UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi has published a false and tendentious report,” said Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) on 11 September. The report he rejects was published on September 5 by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. It (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: The government should sign a bilateral agreement with gulf countries so as to protect those women

Number of victims of human trafficking is increasing, says Children rights activist

07-31-2018 Around 4,000 people have been reported victims of human trafficking in Burundi since 2015. FENADEB has said this during the celebration of World Day against Trafficking in Persons this 30 July, 2018. Jacques Nshimirimana, chairman of the National Federation of Associations Defending Children rights-FENADEB, says human trafficking in Burundi (...)
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European parliament concerned over human rights violations in Burundi

07-06-2018 Members of the European parliament express their deep concern about endemic impunity and human rights violations, including summary executions, torture, enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention. They remind Burundi government of its obligation, as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to resume and fully cooperate with the UN (...)
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