Human Right

Two teachers’ unions appreciate CNIDH intervention over their concerns

01-15-2020 On behalf of two teachers’ union namely the General Union of Teaching Staff in Burundi -SEPEDUC and the Union of Professional Teachers in Burundi-SYGEPEBU, Egide Nkeshimana, and Deputy Chairman of SEPEDUC says their unions appreciate the step achieved by the National Independent for Human Rights- CNIDH. “The Commission has (...)

Rights Commission to investigate teachers’ concerns

01-12-2020 The National Independent Commission for Human Rights-CNIDH has set up a commission of five people including three commissioners and two officials of the commission to investigate the complaints raised by some teachers. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, Chairman of the Commission has said that some teachers have expressed their concerns about (...)

First convoy of Burundian refugees to be repatriated from Tanzania postponed

10-02-2019 “The lists of Burundian refugees to be repatriated from Tanzania were not yet ready for October 1st. and the first convoy is therefore postponed to October 3rd,” says Nestor Bimenyimana, Director General of the repatriation and rehabilitation department in the Ministry of Home Affairs. On August 23, the Burundian (...)

Burundi National Human Rights Commission says it faces shortage of transport means

10-01-2019 “There is still a long way to go to improve our performance. We face problems of means of transport to conduct activities on the field, “said Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, chairman of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights (CNIDH) at the end of a four-day training workshop for commissioners (...)

HRC42: Human Rights situation is alarming despite Burundi government’s denial

09-18-2019 The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has presented its briefing report in the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council. Participants deplore the alarming situation within the country though Burundian government denies it. Doudou Diène, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has said the international (...)

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi calls for vigilance

09-09-2019 According to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, eight risk factors common to criminal atrocities and deterioration of the human rights situation exist in Burundi, a few months before the 2020 elections. At a press conference held on Wednesday, September 4, that commission chaired by Doudou Diène (...)

Federation defending child rights deplores killing of children

08-09-2019 Isidore Nteturuye, National Coordinator of the Federation of Associations involved in defending child rights –FENADEB says three children were victims of mistreatment. On 8 August, a mother stabbed her one-week-old kid in Busoni commune of Kirundo province in the north of Burundi. On 6 August, a man decapitated a (...)

Burundian prisons are overcrowded, Direction of prisons says

07-16-2019 In the context of the celebration of Mandela Day, the General Direction of Penitentiaries in Burundi-DGAP has said jails are overcrowded compared to the number of prisoners they should receive. Over 10,000 people are detained in Burundian prisons. “In Burundi we have 11 prisons, two detention centers for small (...)

Burundi Human Rights Ministry rejects report by UN investigators

07-05-2019 The Minister of Human Rights rejects the report on human rights violations in the country presented on July 2nd, 2019 by the UN Commission in charge of investigating on Burundi “The issue of human rights in Burundi concerns Burundians,” says Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights and Social Integration. (...)

Newly appointed CNDIH commission committed to working hard for all Burundians

04-26-2019 During the handover of duties and responsibilities between the former and the new team of Burundi National Independent Human Rights Commission-CNDIH, the new president of the commission has promised to work hard for all Burundians. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, new president of CNDIH has said the newly appointed commissioners will (...)