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Nine girls killed after being raped in Burundi, children rights watchdog says

03-30-2018 “We have recorded nine cases of girls, victims of sexual violence leading to their death or injury since June 2017,” reads a statement issued on 29 March by the Burundian National Federation of Child Rights Organizations (FENADEB). The majority of victims are students of secondary school, according to the (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: “The perpetrator must be punished according to the law”

“Burundians must be vigilant about child mistreatment”, says child rights watchdog

03-12-2018 The police have arrested Evariste Minani, 48, a widower from Gitwa Hill, Gatsinda area of Mwumba commune in Ngozi Province, accusing him of raping his 18 old-year daughter. Since 8 March, he is jailed in Ngozi judicial police dungeon. Emmanuel Ndayizeye, administrator of Mwumba Commune says the perpetrator was (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza: “We must look for support from some countries so that our resort should be accepted”

CNIDH: “Demotion decision is based on allegations, hearsay and second-hand information”

03-06-2018 Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, Chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights says his commission has not yet received an official notification of the decision that demoted CNIDH from statute A to B even if the process lasted two years. He says CNIDH has already introduced a resort. The deadline (...)
' Jean de Dieu Mutabazi: “France should avoid taking divisive positions that can stir up hatred among Burundian people”

National Observatory for Genocide prevention against UN High-Commissioner for Human Rights Report

03-01-2018 Jean De Dieu Mutabazi, Chairman of the National Observatory for the prevention and eradication of genocide, war crimes and other crimes against Humanity dismisses the report recently presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the UN Security Council. In the 37th Session of the Human Rights (...)
' FIDH: ‘The ongoing referendum process causes human rights violations’

Is ongoing referendum process causing human rights violation?

02-27-2018 In a note released on February 23, 2018, the International Federation for Human Rights-FIDH denounces the human right violations that prevail in Burundi due to the ongoing process of the constitutional referendum. “People, including minors were forced to register for vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum and 2020 elections,” (...)
' Two children were buried alive in Bubanza province

Human Rights Commission concerned about children rights violations in Burundi

02-12-2018 The Chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH deplores the cruel treatment that some parents or neighbors give to children who are caught trying to steal in the fields because they are hungry. During the press conference that was held this 9 February, Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza has said (...)
' CNIDH president Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza

UN Secretary General worries are an advice, says Chairman of Human Rights

02-09-2018 Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights-CNDIH says it is normal that the UN secretary General Antonio Guterres raises his concerns on the current situation in Burundi as he has the responsibility to prevent conflicts. “The United Nations is a global organization. It is normal (...)
' Jacques Nshimirimana: “A legal framework would help to fight against the human trafficking ”

When children become victims

02-07-2018 The government of Burundi summoned polygamists to choose one woman. Children rights activists and a psychologist denounce a “policy” with unfortunate consequences for children. The decision was made in May 2017. In order to fight against gender-based violence, the Ministry of the Interior gave nine months to the concerned (...)
' The Universal Periodic Review of the HRC held from 15 to 26 January in Geneva.

HRC urged Burundi to reinforce Human Rights principles

01-19-2018 In its 29th session of the Universal Periodic Review(UPR) of the Human Rights Council (HRC) held in Geneva this 18 January, Burundi has been examined. Minister of Human Rights, Martin Nivyabandi has presented the report related to the current situation. “Things have improved and the President has promulgated different (...)
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Human Rights Watch: “2015 Crisis Continued through 2017”

01-19-2018 In its 28th annual world report made this Thursday 18 January, the Human Rights Watch has published a 643-page report reviewing the human rights practices in more than 90 countries including Burundi. The experts of the Human Rights Watch report that the political and human rights crisis that erupted (...)
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