Burundian Civil Society Organizations send a letter to Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations calling for the United Nations involvement in the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and in transitional justice mechanisms in Burundi. Read the full letter here
Between Despair and Resilience Burundian human rights defenders in protracted exile in Rwanda and Uganda This report is based on extensive field and desk research conducted between April and August 2018, with the aim to identify the protection and professional needs of Burundian HRDs in a situation of protracted exile in Rwanda and Uganda. The choice to focus on Rwanda and Uganda was informed by the high concentration of Burundian exiled HRDs in these two countries. Indepth interviews were conducted with 99 HRDs in exile in Uganda and in Rwanda, living in both urban centres and refugee camps. A focus group discussion with a group of journalists in exile in Kigali was also conducted. The interviewed HRDs include staff, members, [...]
The detention of Nestor NIBITANGA, former representative of the Burundian Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons (APRODH), in East-central Burundi, extends the list of Burundian human rights defenders persecuted by the authorities from Bujumbura. Download the full statement here.