The Human Rights Council established the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi through resolution
33/24 of 30 September 2016. Its mandate was renewed for one additional year by resolution
36/19 adopted on 4th October 2017.
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 2018.
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.
The Commission is composed of:
President of Human Rights Council appoints new chairperson of Commission of Inquiry on BurundiEnglish / French1 February 2018
Commission calls on Burundian government to put an end to serious human rights violations
Kirundi29 Sepember 2017
Burundi: Commission of inquiry calls on the International Criminal Court to investigate possible crimes against humanityFrench /
Kirundi4 September 2017
Burundi : Persistence of serious human rights violations in a climate of widespread fear
French15 June 2017
Commission of Inquiry calls for the cooperation of Government and all stakeholders
French27 January 2017
President of Human Rights Council appoints Members of Commission of Inquiry on Burundi22 November 2016
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 22 927 97 10
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