Burundi: Massive ongoing enforced disappearances

Massive ongoing enforced disappearance


Since 2016, the Working Group has thus reported 156 cases of alleged enforced disappearance of Burundian citizens to the Government of Burundi, requesting it, inter alia, to initiate investigations into each case and to keep the Government informed of the results

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Violence and electoral fraud in Burundi: democracy slain.

Violence and electoral fraud in Burundi: democracy slain.


Four major events strongly marked the Burundian news in the second quarter of 2020. These events not only follow each other in time but also seem to have interrelated links. They are the official announcement of the first case of coronavirus in Burundi, the electoral campaign, the triple voting for the presidential, legislative and municipal elections and the disappearance of Pierre Nkurunziza and his succession.

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Alternation in continuity.

Violence in elections


Year 2020 was globally marked by the holding of elections, the setting up of new institutions and the unexpected disappearance of Pierre Nkurunziza.

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COVID-19-China: Concerns About The Situation Of African Migrants’ Victims Of Inhuman Treatment In The Context Of The Fight Against The Pandemic

Members of the SOS-Torture network in Africa addressed an urgent appeal to the special Rapporteurs on the human rights of migrants, on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and members of the UN Working Group of Experts on People... continuer à lire

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Burundi Crises : Political Stalemate And The Risk Of An Explosion Of Violence On The Eve Of The 2020 Elections.

DOCUMENT PRESENTED IN FRONT OF CANADA COMMUNAL CHAMBER OF   PARLIAMENT ON 06/11/2018 Burundi Crises:  « Political stalemate and the risk of an explosion of violence on the eve of the 2020 elections». Presented by Counsel Armel NIYONGERE, Lawyer, President and Legal Representative of Acat-Burundi, Director and Initiator of the Organization SOS Torture/Burundi and General Coordinator of the Lawyers’ […] continuer à lire

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