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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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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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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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EU denounces impunity in Burundi

09-18-2018 In the statement issued on 17 September after the presentation of the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi at the Human Rights Council, the EU says the conclusions of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi are extremely serious and require the EU attention. The EU (...)
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Burundi government delegation boycott interactive dialogue on Human rights violations

09-18-2018 This 17 September 2018, the UN experts presented their report on human rights violation in Burundi without the delegation of Burundi government. During the 39th regular session of Human Rights council, Burundi government delegation in Geneva was expected to make a presentation following the publication of a UN report (...)
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Commission of Inquiry on Burundi produced biased report, CNIDH says

09-12-2018 “The UN commission of Inquiry on Burundi has published a false and tendentious report,” said Jean Baptiste Baribonekeza, chairman of the National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH) on 11 September. The report he rejects was published on September 5 by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. It (...)
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Number of victims of human trafficking is increasing, says Children rights activist

07-31-2018 Around 4,000 people have been reported victims of human trafficking in Burundi since 2015. FENADEB has said this during the celebration of World Day against Trafficking in Persons this 30 July, 2018. Jacques Nshimirimana, chairman of the National Federation of Associations Defending Children rights-FENADEB, says human trafficking in Burundi (...)
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