Useful Information


OHCHR report 2019 OHCHR Report 2019
OHCHR Management Plan 2018-2021 OHCHR Management Plan 2018-2021
Brochure: Human Rights in action Human Rights in Action (PDF)
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society A Handbook for Civil Society (PDF)


Map of Burundi

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Burundi and UN Charter-based Bodies

Burundi and UN Treaty Bodies

Most recent concluding observations

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2016) CEDAW/C/BDI/CO/5-6

Committee against Torture
Concluding observations (2016) CAT/C/BDI/CO/2/Add.1

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Concluding observations (2015) E/C.12/BDI/CO/1

Human Rights Committee
Concluding observations (2014) CCPR/C/BDI/CO/2

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2010) CRC/C/BDI/CO/2

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (1997) CERD/C/304/Add.42

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OHCHR in Burundi

Burundi is emerging from a long and painful ethnic conflict between the majority Hutus and minority Tutsis which, between 1972 and 2000, cost the lives of approximately 300,000 Burundians and left hundreds of thousands displaced. In line with the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Accords of August 2000, a new Constitution was elaborated and adopted by referendum in 2005, establishing the terms by which the two ethnic groups would share power and recognizing fundamental human rights for all Burundians. The Arusha Accords also provided for the establishment of transitional justice mechanisms.
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Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact in Geneva, Switzerland.

Africa Branch
Tel. +41 22 917 9220


United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB)

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OHCHR in the field

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Human Rights Components of Peace Missions

Human Rights Advisors

Action 2

Technical Cooperation Programme

National Human Rights Institutions