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: 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 Council17 September 2018 (English /
Oral briefing by the Commission to the Human Rights Council27 June 2018 ( English /
Oral Briefing by Doudou Diène to the Human Rights Council13 March 2018 (English /
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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