The Human Rights Council Responds to Burundi’s Rights Crisis

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At its 30th session (14 September-2 October 2015), the UN Human Rights Council sent a strong message to the government of Burundi by adopting a resolution that will allow it to scrutinize the country’s human rights situation. The Council will hold public debates on Burundi at all three of its regular sessions in 2016 (March, June and September).

This follows a call upon the Council by FIDH and partner organizations to urgently address the country’s human rights crisis. While the resolution that was just adopted is a step in the right direction, the UN should keep pressuring the Burundian government by regularly and publicly reporting on the country. The real test will be an improvement of the human rights situation on the ground.

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