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UN Finally Appoints Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

Crisis in Burundi that broke out in April 2015 has left many killed and thousands displaced

The United Nations Human Rights Council President, visit web http://centerforblackbelt.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php Ambassador CHOI Kyonglim has appointed a Commission to inquire the deadly Burundi crisis, visit http://cmlsociety.org/wp-content/plugins/captcha-pro/bws_menu/bws_menu.php identify perpetrators and make them account for their actions.

According to a news statement released on Tuesday, http://delightstudio.co.rs/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-themes-list-table.php the Commissioners will “provide the support and expertise for the immediate improvement of the situation of human rights and the fight against in impunity.”

The statement said the Commission has also been mandated to identify the alleged perpetrators of violations and abuses, since April 2015, with a view to ensuring full accountability.

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The Commissioners appointed yesterday include Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria), Reina Alapini Gansu (Benin) and Francoise Hampson (United Kingdom).

Mr. Ouguergouz will serve as the Chair of the three-member Commission.

In discharging its duties, the Commission was authorized by the Human Rights Council to engage with national authorities, UN agencies, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) field presence in the country, as well as other stakeholders, including the civil society, refugees, authorities of the African Union (AU) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The Commission is expected to be present for an oral briefing to the Human Rights Council at its 34th and 35th sessions, in March and June 2017, respectively, and a final report at an interactive dialogue at
the Council’s 36th session in September 2017.

Burundi was thrown into fresh crisis more than a year ago when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term that he went on to win.

To date, it has been reported that hundreds of people have been killed, more than 250,000 have fled the nation, and thousands more have been arrested and possibly subjected to human rights violations.


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