A UN panel investigating more than two years of human rights abuses says officials "at the highest level of the state" and in its security services should face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
But Burundi's UN Ambassador has slammed the commission as partisan and Martin Nivyabandi, the country's minister responsible for human rights, says "Burundi has made a great effort to fight impunity." He added that whoever has committed a crime will be punished according to the law.
Govt Denies Committing Crimes Against Humanity
Deutsche Welle, 6 September 2017
The UN is accusing Burundi's government of severe human rights violations. Burundi says it is the target of an international conspiracy. Is this case headed for the International… Read more »
UN Investigators 'Struck By Scale' of Crimes in Burundi
Deutsche Welle, 4 September 2017
A team of UN investigators has urged the International Criminal Court to open an inquiry into ongoing crimes against humanity in Burundi "as soon as possible." They also slammed… Read more »
The Burundian Army's Dangerous Over-Reliance On Peacekeeping
African Arguments, 1 September 2017
Burundi needs international peacekeeping missions to keep its troops paid and happy. Peacekeeping missions need Burundian troops. But for how long? Read more »
Officials Should Be Tried for 'Crimes Against Humanity' - UN Commission
IRIN, 4 September 2017
Burundians "at the highest level of the state" and in its security services should face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a UN panel… Read more »
The government and opposition alliance plan to meet at the end of July for talks to end the country's two year political conflict. As tensions escalate, this goal looks less ... Read more »
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