The Human Rights Council established the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi through resolution
33/24 of 30 September 2016. Its mandate was renewed twice, each time for one additional year by resolution
36/19 adopted on 4th October 2017 and by resolution
39/14 adopted on 28 September 2018.
Resolutions 33/24 and 36/19 of the Human Rights Council task the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi to:
The terms of reference of the Commission are available
The Commission of Inquiry on Burundi invites interested individuals, groups and organisations to submit information and/or documentation on human rights violations and abuses committed in Burundi
since April 2015.
The Commission can receive submissions in
French and Kirundi at:
The deadline for the submission of information
has been extended until 30 June 2019.
All submissions must include the name(s) and contact details of the author(s). Submitting entities/individuals should specify if their submissions, or parts of them, should be treated confidentially. The Commission shall take all necessary measures to ensure the protection of victims and witnesses.
Burundi: the UN Commission of Inquiry raises red flags at the serious human rights violations committed in the pre-electoral climate 4 September 2019English | French
Burundi: Commission of Inquiry calls on Government to open channels of communication28 September 2018English | French | Kirundi
Burundi: the Commission of Inquiry is deeply concerned by the freedom of action and the impunity of the Imbonerakure5 September 2018English | French | Kirundi
President of Human Rights Council appoints new chairperson of Commission of Inquiry on Burundi1 February 2018English | French
Commission calls on Burundian government to put an end to serious human rights violations29 Sepember 2017English | French | Kirundi
Burundi: Commission of inquiry calls on the International Criminal Court to investigate possible crimes against humanity4 September 2017English | French | Kirundi
All press releases...
Oral briefing by the Commission to the Human Rights Council2 July 2019
Oral briefing by the Commission to the Human Rights Council12 March 2019
Oral briefing by the Commission to the Human Rights Council17 September 2018
Oral briefing by the Commission to the Human Rights Council27 June 2018
( English / French)
Oral Briefing by Doudou Diène to the Human Rights Council13 March 2018
Oral Briefing by Fatsah Ouguergouz tot he United Nations General Assembly,26 October 2017 (English /
Oral Briefing by Fatsah Ouguergouz to the Human Rights Council,19 September 2017 (English /
Oral presentation by Mr. Fatsah Ouguergouz to the Human Rights Council,15 June 2017 (
Oral presentation by Mr. Fatsah Ouguergouz to the Human Rights Council,
13 March 2017 (English /
Commission of Inquiry on Burundi Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +41 22 917 9313
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