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Bujumbura Court of Appeal disbars four lawyers

01-17-2017 Bujumbura Court of Appeal decided on 16 January to disbar three lawyers from the Bujumbura Bar Association while another one is suspended for one year and excluded from the Council of Bujumbura Bar for five years. The chairman of Bujumbura Bar says the trial is characterized by many irregularities. (...)
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Burundi: Tough law against gender-based violence

12-08-2016 The government has enacted a law that is likely to reduce gender-based violence, says the chairwoman of the Association of Women Lawyers in Burundi. Sonia Ndikumasabo, the president the Association of Women Lawyers in Burundi (AFJB), unveiled yesterday 7 December 2016, a new law on violence against women and (...)
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Brussels Bar is concerned about the disbarment of Burundian lawyers

08-30-2016 In a press release issued this Friday, the Brussels Bar and its Human Rights Institute express their indignation against political authorities’ decision to dismiss four lawyers from the Bujumbura bar. According to that declaration, Armel Niyongere, Vital Nshimirimana, Lambert Nigarura and Dieudonne Bashirahishize are threatened with the ultimate sanction (...)
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Four Lawyers to be dismissed from Burundi Bar

08-04-2016 On 29 July, Bujumbura Court of Appeal public prosecutor addressed a correspondence to the Burundi Bar Association about disbarring four lawyers. Armel Niyongere, Vital Nshimirimana, Dieudonne Bashirahishize and Lambert Nigarura were accused of non-compliance with professional ethics. The first two lawyers were specifically charged with involvement in some criminal (...)
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