Human Right
' 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: “Producers and journalists always focus on current news rather than challenges faced by children”

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 (...)
' Two children were buried alive in Bubanza province

Bubanza: Man buries two kids alive accusing them of stealing corncobs

01-16-2018 A man called Nyandwi Elias from Bubanza western province seriously beat two kids namely Egide Bigirimana and Tuyisenge aged 10 and 12 respectively after burying them up to their chests in his plot. He accused them of stealing corncobs from his field, said Chadrack, one of the local officials (...)
' David Ninganza: “The penal code must be revised to specify how to punish crimes of this kind”

Two children’s wrists amputated, children’s rights group worries

11-24-2017 R B and N, are two children from Karemba hill in Itaba Commune of Gitega central province whose wrists have been amputated over maize robbery. “It was around 6 p.m. when we suddenly met two young men who forced us to put our hands up before starting to cut (...)
' Aimée LaurentineKanyana

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 (...)
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