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Burundi: civil society raises the alarm

18.05.2017 - (Last modified: 08.06.2017)
Four representatives of Burundian NGOs visited Geneva. Pierre-Claver MBONIMPA (President of the APRODH), Armel NIYONGERE...
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Citing numerous cases of enforced disappearances, TRIAL International calls on the United Nations Working Group on Enfor...
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A student unjustly jailed for years

26.04.2017 - (Last modified: 17.08.2017)
Student and member of the opposition detained Mr. Onesphore (real name withheld) is a student and political opponent. In 2015, while having lunch, he was arrested by police officers and locked up in a cell, before being transferred to a prison, where he is still detained to this day. Like others before him, he is a victim of the wave of arrests of political opponents...

Disappearance of Jean Bigirimana exemplifies an alarming trend

10.04.2017 - (Last modified: 13.04.2017)
The journalist and critic of the government disappeared in July 2016. In the face of his family’s distress and the gover...
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Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa is a leading figure in the fight for human rights in Burundi. During a recent trip to Geneva, he...
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Burundi: pre-crisis violence must not be forgotten

03.03.2017 - (Last modified: 10.03.2017)
In 2014, a political drag-net cast over the opposition highlighted the repression that prevails in the country. However,...
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Burundi: a “standardised crisis”?

24.01.2017 - (Last modified: 25.01.2017)
The country showed no sign of improvement in 2016, perpetuating a detrimental situation for human rights. By definition,...
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Widely condemned by the international community – and rightly so – Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal...
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South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), followed closely by Gambia and Burundi, has made...
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TRIAL International representative asked to leave Burundi

06.10.2016 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Geneva, 6 October 2016 - Today, one of TRIAL International’s representatives has been asked by the Burundian authorities...
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CAT Special Examination of Burundi

12.08.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Burundi must put an end to ethnic violence and the use of force against protesters, and report in October on its fight a...
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Burundi’s missed opportunity risks closing off dialogue

08.08.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Burundi deserted its examination before the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) midway. One can only regret t...
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