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UN addresses fresh rights violations

Publish date: 10 September 2018
Issue Number: 790
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Burundi

UN investigators warned last week that crimes against humanity and other serious rights violations were continuing unabated in Burundi. A TimesLIVE report notes that they partially blamed President Pierre Nkurunziza for fomenting the violence. Serious human rights violations, including some which constitute crimes against humanity, have continued to be committed in Burundi, the commission said in its latest report. The investigators said they had established a list of alleged perpetrators of crimes against humanity. In addition, they said the Burundian judicial system has neither the will nor the capacity to establish who is responsible and to prosecute perpetrators of violations.

Full TimesLIVE report