In an effort to promote a wider understanding of human rights and to improve the capacity to protect and promote human rights in the country, OHCHR will launch a comprehensive national human rights awareness campaign, which will use cultural vehicles, such as theatre, song, cartoons, and poetry, to spread the message about human rights. Some specific issues, such as sexual violence and child rights, including reintegrating child soldiers, will be emphasized throughout the campaign.
OHCHR will monitor and record human rights violations in order to increase the national capacity to protect and promote human rights. A human rights database will be established to keep track of identified cases.
To complement its human rights monitoring activities, OHCHR will organize a wide range of human rights training seminars for members of the Government's human rights commission, civil society representatives, including women community leaders and members of the national human rights network, and national human rights observers. There will also be human rights training seminars for uniformed personnel, including military, police, and prison officers. OHCHR will publish periodic reports on the human rights situation in the country and produce human rights teaching materials and tools for use by public school teachers and students.
The office will provide technical assistance to Government officials to improve their capacity to meet the country's international human rights obligations. Activities will include technical assistance on treaty body reporting, particularly with respect to the Convention of the Rights of the Child, and assistance in harmonizing national legislation with international human rights standards. The office will also advocate for the establishment of an independent National Human Rights Commission.
Through training and seminars on human rights targeting judicial officials and paralegals, OHCHR aims to increase the capacity of the justice system to protect human rights. The office will advocate for the adoption and implementation of transitional justice mechanisms, including the adoption of a law on a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Special Chamber. Technical workshops for national and international judges and prosecutors appointed to the Special Chamber are also planned. OHCHR will establish a working group within the United Nations Country Team on transitional justice mechanisms.
By organizing training sessions and workshops on a rights-based approach to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for United Nations agencies, the office aims to improve their capacity to assist Burundi in establishing national mechanisms for the protection of human rights. OHCHR also intends to organize human rights training seminars for ONUB's uniformed personnel.