The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has announced her regret at the closure of the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi at the insistence of the country's government. The office was set up more than two decades ago.
Govt Pressure Forces UN Human Rights Office to Close
Deutsche Welle, 5 March 2019
Burundi claims the human rights situation has improved despite allegations the government may have committed crimes against humanity. The UN said human rights gains have been… Read more »
Thousands of people fleeing fear of violence in Burundi have arrived in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda (file photo).
UN Human Rights Chief Regrets Closure of Burundi Office Following Government Pressure
UN, 6 March 2019
In a statement released on Tuesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced her regret at the closure of the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi –… Read more »
UN Human Rights Office in Burundi Closes
OHCHR, 5 March 2019
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today announced, with deep regret, that the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi was closed down on Thursday 28 February at the… Read more »
Burundi leaders have long been angered by UN reports of alleged abuses during a period of political unrest which was triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a ... Read more »
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