BURUNDI : Annual report on the human rights situation Edition 2023

Annual report on the human rights situation Edition 2023


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Joint statement from Burundi’s civil society :

We deplore the European Union’s decision to lift its sanctions against Burundi


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Burundi: Resurgence of kidnappings and enforced disappearances

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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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Mapping Human Rights Violations in Burundi (January 2020 - December 2023)

The map below shows the human rights violations collected and verified by the NGO SOS-Torture in Burundi since 2020. Latest update: December 2023. The table in the secondtab shows the violations by province and type of violation.

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BURUNDI – Annual report on the human rights situation Edition 2023 :PROMOTING THE RULE OF LAW THROUGH INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE AT NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

SOCIO-POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL CONTEXT In December 2023, the President of the Republic, Evariste Ndayishimiye, reaffirmed his government’s commitment that “the protection of human rights remains Burundi’s battle horse”, while reassuring that the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 2023 came “at a time when Burundi […] continuer à lire

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