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Will CVR easily attribute responsibility for crimes committed in Burundi?

05-25-2018 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) will soon begin the process of analyzing, classifying and defining the alleged perpetrators’ crimes. Some people fear there may not be enough clarifications. Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, the former President of the Republic of Burundi, says CVR will have difficulties to know the truth about (...)
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Youth are victims of biased past stories, says CVR consultant

04-26-2018 In a workshop on memory management towards young people that was organized by “Initiative et Changement”, a local NGO in partnership with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR this April 25, the youth have said they are most often victims of the narratives they hear from their families. Alain Bertrand (...)
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Women and youth to be included in memory management of painful past

03-23-2018 Women and youth are two categories of people that suffer the most during and after the conflict period. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR believes in their contribution to manage the painful past for a better future. Bishop Jean-Louis Nahimana, Chairman of CVR, says the commission’s activities are incomplete without (...)
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CVR: Towards framework for dialogue to consolidate synergy between politicians and security forces

02-16-2018 After three days of debates, participants urge the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation-CVR to set a framework for dialogue between politicians and agents of security forces. Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana, the chairman of the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation says the framework will allow the participants to (...)
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CVR: « Burundians still fear to reveal what happened »

02-14-2018 The National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation-CVR has met politicians and security forces’ officers to discuss the risk of memories’ manipulation that causes cyclical crises. The chairman of CVR says Burundians need to overcome the cyclical crises that have erupted since 1972 and restore peace and unity among them. (...)
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Swearing in of members of National Council for Unity and Reconciliation and CVR

02-07-2018 Seven members of the National Council for Unity and Reconciliation and three of the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation- CVR have been sworn in this 6 February in the National Assembly under the chairmanship of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The National Council for Unity and Reconciliation will be chaired (...)
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CVR: Around 4600 testimonies collected in Ruyigi and Muramvya Provinces

11-17-2017 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR conducted a campaign in Muramvya and Ruyigi Provinces from 16 October to 7 November in Muramvya to collect evidence about what happened in Burundi since 1972 and identify the mass graves that should exist in those provinces. Around 2305 testimonies have been collected in (...)
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Bishop Jean-Louis Nahimana: “The administration will not steer our work”

04-10-2017 In recent days, some people have raised their voices denouncing cheating attempts that could jeopardize the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s independence in setting up its branches. Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana, Chairman of the commission raises some ambiguities. Iwacu made an exclusive interview with him. Has the Truth and Reconciliation (...)
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CVR calls for human rights respect and good governance to end crisis

04-07-2017 “Different commissions were set up by Burundi Government but no lasting solutions have been found for a sustainable peace”, says Bishop Jean Louis Nahimana, Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) while speaking about the commission’s achievements two years after its creation. He says the main cause is (...)
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Polemic exhumations

03-06-2017 On Monday, February 27, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) officially launched the exhumation of buried bones in mass graves in Mwaro central province. Some people say this is not the right moment to carry out such an activity! Directed by Rénovat Ndabashinze & Agnès Ndirubusa, translated by Pierre (...)