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Civil society seeks justice for the first time before the African Commission for cases of extrajudicial killings that remained unpunished before the national judicial authorities. NGOs have submitted four complaints to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. These include several cases of extrajudicial killings committed between 2010 and 2012. Several...

Human Rights defenders from Burundi file cases to the UN

18.12.2013 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
On December 11, 2013, TRIAL completed its first training program in Burundi on how to submit individual complaints before the UN treaty bodies. The eight lawyers and Human Rights defenders who graduated from this 15-month long training received their training diploma during an event organised in their honour with the support of the Human Rights and Justice Section of...
The first cases ever brought against Burundi to the UN Committee against Torture were recently submitted by TRIAL. Already seven victims of torture and arbitrary detention have, with the support of TRIAL, handed their case to the UN to seek justice. In Burundi, TRIAL also works to strengthen the civil society capacities by organising training courses for lawyers and N...

Burundi: Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council

01.12.2012 - (Last modified: 08.11.2016)
In December 2012, TRIAL prepared a document containing recommendations in light of the upcoming exam of the human rights situation in Burundi by the Human Rights Council  in January 2013 in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review.
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