' Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzanian President Pombe Magufuli condemned the ICC decision without consulting them.

CNARED condemns Tanzanian and Ugandan Presidents’ position over ICC decision

11-13-2017 CNARED, the opposition coalition in exile deplores the position of the Ugandan and Tanzanian presidents saying the latter have not a convincing argument. In a meeting held in Masaka in Uganda this 11 November, Ugandan and Tanzanian presidents condemned the recent decision of the ICC authorizing the prosecutor to (...)
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ICC authorizes investigation into Burundi

11-13-2017 The Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court has authorized Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open an investigation into Burundi. A blow for Bujumbura. Composed of Judge Chang-ho Chung, Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Judge Raul C. Pangalangan, this Pre-Trial Chamber III has found that the evidence presented by (...)
' Aimée Laurentine Kanyana: “The ICC decision is only a political declaration intended to encourage some external forces”

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 (...)
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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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Goodbye to ICC

10-30-2017 The deadline for Burundi’s total withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has arrived. Bujumbura rejoices while the families of the victims express disappointment. Bujumbura government exults as it is now done with the International Criminal Court, a sword of Damocles hanging over its head. Burundi decided to withdraw from (...)
' Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza “Mpimba detention conditions are quite good given international and the country living standards”

National Commission for Human Rights calls on ICC to be impartial

09-11-2017 The National Commission for Human Rights [CNIDH] notes that the report of the Commission of Inquiry was inspired by some of the previous reports but somewhat different from the latter. “The CNIDH considers that the report should constitute a breach of a frank and constructive dialogue on the situation (...)
' The commission of Inquiry urges the ICC to start investigations into crimes committed in Burundi

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi urges ICC to investigate into crimes against humanity

09-04-2017 The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi believes that crimes against humanity have been and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015. Following the report published last Monday, the commission reported that those crimes are taking place in a context of serious human rights violations, including extrajudicial (...)
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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 (...)
' ICC has authorized the opening of investigations into Burundi

Victims of 2015 crisis ready to collaborate with ICC commission of inquiry

02-20-2017 This is included in the correspondence of 17 February sent to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court-ICC by the collective of lawyers defending the families of victims of crimes against humanity and other criminals in Burundi. Armel Niyongere, one of the lawyers says the correspondence contains hundreds of (...)
' MPs voted for the bill by a huge majority

Bujumbura continues its crusade…

10-17-2016 “Burundi withdraws from the International Criminal Court for national sovereignty”, says the government. For the opposition, the latter fears being prosecuted for several massive violations. 94 votes for, 2 against from André Ndayizamba and Fabien Baciryanino, both from UPRONA party and 14 abstentions, including that of Agathon Rwasa, the (...)