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Burundi: Attorney General reacts to BBC report about human rights violation

12-13-2018 In a press conference held this December 12, 2018, the Attorney General of the Republic refuted the accusations made in a video report by the BBC. On December 4, the British television channel BBC aired a video in which Burundi security services are accused of running secret torture and (...)
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UDHR: Burundi needs financial support to respect human rights

12-11-2018 Burundi government appeals to foreign partners to financially support the country so that it can reinforce human rights. The Minister in charge of human rights said it during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights-UDHR in Gatumba commune, Bujumbura province this December 10, (...)
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Police officer who killed his wife condemned to life sentence

12-08-2018 A sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of BIF 50 million to be given to the family of the killed wife is the punishment given to Prime Nduwimana, a police officer who has killed his wife on Wednesday 5 December 2018. This was decided in an urgent penal (...)
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About 4000 Burundians reported victims of human trafficking since 2015, says FENADEB

11-07-2018 Government, Civil Society Organizations and International Organizations remain concerned about human trafficking in Burundi. A debate session was organized this Tuesday, November 6, to elaborate a plan of integrated activities aimed at banning the trade of humans in the country. Jacques Nshimirimana, chairman of the national federation of associations (...)
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UN Human Rights Commissioner denounces Burundi defamatory attack on inquiry team

10-26-2018 Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Burundi government to make an immediate retraction of the inflammatory statement and offer a full apology to Mr. Doudou Diène and other commissioners as well as the UN Human Rights Council which created the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. Michelle (...)
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Associations fighting crimes against humanities for renewal of CVR mandate

10-12-2018 After lawmakers pleaded for the renewal of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for four years, associations involved in the fight against crimes against humanity say they appreciate the proposition and expect that the commission will finally accomplish its missions. Aloys Batungwanayo, Chairman of the association for (...)
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Government condemns renewal of mandate of UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

10-10-2018 “The Government of Burundi has learned with indignation the adoption of the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council at its 39th session held on September 28, 2018 renewing the mandate of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi while it was already rejected, “reads a statement released on (...)
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CVR to bury human remains dug up from mass graves

10-05-2018 From this October, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission –CVR will proceed with a decent burial of human remains dug up from mass graves scattered throughout the country. Clément Noah Ninziza, Vice President of CVR said it in a press conference he held this Thursday October 04. He says this (...)
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Year to attract more investors, Justice Minister says

10-03-2018 The ministry of Justice has started its new 2018-2019 legal year this 2 October after magistrates have spent one month on holidays. Fighting corruption and accelerating pending files to be the major activities of the ministry. Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, Minister of Justice says the ministry expects to promote dialogue (...)
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UN Secretary General calls on Burundi to build inclusive society

09-22-2018 Speaking on behalf of the UN Secretary General, Walter Kazadi Mulombo, has called on Burundi to get inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to build an inclusive and fair society. Burundi government has joined the world in the celebration of the Peace Day this September (...)
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