Justice
' 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 (...)
' Aloys Barutwanayo: “We need to know what happened in the past to avoid it in the future”

“Light on Ntega-Marangara mass murder can be lesson for future generations”

08-17-2017 Burundi has a number of black days, among them, August 15th 1988, a memorable date for many Burundians. More than 25 thousand people were killed in Ntega-Marangara mass slaughter. 29years after the massacre, victims and associations still demand truth and justice. Between 25 and 50 thousand people were killed. (...)
' MPs in plenary session

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 (...)
' Participants in the general assembly of justice held in Gitega in August 2013 had had decided to improve the image of justice in Burundi

Four years after pledge to improve justice, a long way to go…

08-05-2017 In 2013, participants at a major summit to improve justice in Burundi drew up a list of activities to improve justice – but there have been few achievements since. A local peacebuilding organization, Parcem, says much needs to be done for the justice system in Burundi to achieve independence. (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza calls the ICC to end with the preliminary exams on Burundi

« No International crimes committed in Burundi », National Human Rights Commission says

07-28-2017 No international crimes were committed in Burundi between 2015 and 2017, according to an announcement on Friday by the chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights, CNDIH. The announcement comes just weeks after the allegedly independent commission announced that it had recorded 340 unlawful killings, over 100 disappearances, (...)
' cad

Rights Groups urge ICC to begin full investigation into human rights violations in Burundi

07-18-2017 Nine local human rights organisations urge the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to begin full investigation into gross human rights violations in Burundi to bring perpetrators to justice. Nine local rights groups urge the ICC prosecutor to start full investigation into grave crimes committed in Burundi as (...)
' Government officials are protected by servicemen who are heavily armed, says Tatien Sibomana.

Assassinations, torture, forced disappearances – no peace in Burundi, say political opponents

07-08-2017 In reaction to claims of peace and stability by the government, political opponents say reports of assassinations, torture and forced disappearances, the high number of Burundi refugees and the worsening economic conditions for Burundian citizens show insecurity. The government has hosted a number of regional and international events, and (...)
' Police officers arresting a young person in  Bujumbura

About 400 killed since 2016, Independent National Commission on Human Rights reports

07-06-2017 The Independent National Commission on Human Rights CNIDH revealed yesterday the death of about 400, over 100 cases of enforced disappearances, 60 cases of torture and inhuman treatment and over 700 cases of arbitrary that have been arrest reported since 2016. The political and security situation that has prevailed (...)
' Burundi Catholic Church Bishops

FIDH attacks “dictatorship” and “repression” of President Nkurunziza’s regime in a report

07-05-2017 The International Federation for Human Rights produced the report in collaboration with six Burundi human rights organisations that the government has banned. FIDH report claims President Pierre Nkurunziza and his Cndd-Fdd party’s “obsession to cling on to power at all cost” has pushed the regime into violent “repression” and (...)
' Francine Nduwimana: ”Ladies should be careful when choosing a partner”.

Women Lawyers Association calls on ladies to be careful when choosing partners

07-03-2017 Quarrels break out in some families as a consequence of the President’s order for couples to legalize their marriage. First wives ask for the review of the law that governs marriage in Burundi. Many couples rush to commune offices to marry. The problem arises when the husband has more (...)