Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:03:17 GMT
Why the Closure of Burundi's UN Human Rights Office Is a Major Setback
[The Conversation Africa] After 23 years, the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi has closed - at the insistence of the country's government. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Professor Christof Heyns, who was Chair of the United Nations...

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:07:44 GMT
Democratic Space in the Country is Shrinking - UN Panel
[VOA] A U.N. commission of inquiry on Burundi says the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza is becoming more repressive. The three-member commission says this does not bode well for elections in 2020.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:03:05 GMT
Govt Pressure Forces UN Human Rights Office to Close
[Deutsche Welle] Burundi claims the human rights situation has improved despite allegations the government may have committed crimes against humanity. The UN said human rights gains have been eroded due to a political crisis since 2015.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 04:53:28 GMT
The Trouble With Plans to Send 116,000 Burundian Refugees Home
[IRIN] Under pressure to go home, Burundian refugees in Tanzania face two bad options: return to face social and economic hardship and possible rights violations; or remain in chronically under-resourced camps that restrict their opportunities.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 07:49:59 GMT
UN Human Rights Chief Regrets Closure of Burundi Office Following Government Pressure
[UN] In a statement released on Tuesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced her regret at the closure of the UN Human Rights Office in Burundi -- which was set up more than two decades ago -- at the insistence of the ...