WHY BURUNDI HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE ROME TREATY.

H.E. Vestine NAHIMANA Ambassador of Burundi to The Hague

H.E. Vestine NAHIMANA Ambassador of  Burundi to The Hague

Burundi ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in August 2003. By ratifying the Rome Statute, Burundi intended to join the rest of the international community to fight against impunity for specific category of crimes in the statute.
Unfortunately some world powers, the project initiators of the creation of this Court who instigated others, mainly African countries to ratify the Rome Statute to the extent of using pressure, refused to ratify the Statute with the intention of protecting their potential criminals. Continue reading “WHY BURUNDI HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE ROME TREATY.” »

Déclaration du Gouvernement Burundais sur la collaboration et la coopération avec l’Office du Haut Commissariat des Droits de L’Homme au Burundi

Suite à la complicité jouée par le Bureau de l’Office du Haut Commissariat des Droits de l’Homme au Burundi, dans l’élaboration du rapport mensonger et controversé des Experts de la prétendue Enquête Indépendante des Nations Unies au Burundi (EINUB), le Gouvernement du Burundi a décidé de suspendre toute coopération et collaboration dans toutes ses structures, avec ce Bureau et ce , jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Lire la Suite

REACTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BURUNDI OVER FINDINGS OF THE INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE UNIIB (April 2015-June 2016)

A United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) was mandated by the
Council of Human Rights through resolution S-24/1 in its paragraph 17, which requested the
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights “to urgently organize and dispatch on
the most expeditious basis possible a mission by independent existing experts” to undertake
swiftly an investigation into violations and abuses of human rights with a view to preventing
further deterioration of the human rights situation and make recommendations on measures
to be taken. » The report claims to cover the period from 15 April 2015 to 30 June 2016. Read More

INFORMATIVE NOTE TO THE GROUP OF AFRICAN AMBASSADORS ACCREDITED TO THE HAGUE

Your Excellencies,
Introduction
On behalf of the people and government of Burundi and my personal behalf, I wish to thank you and your respective countries for granting my country Burundi the opportunity to table the position of the government and people of Burundi before Your Excellences regarding the decision of the Prosecutor of the ICC to open a preliminary examination in the situation in Burundi.   The Republic of Burundi rejects this intervention. Lire la suite