Burundi: Human rights situation

02-07-2015

Since the end of the civil war in 2005, Burundi has made major efforts towards inter-ethnic reconciliation and establishing a legal and institutional framework for the protection of human rights, albeit with limited effect in practice. The run-up to the general elections scheduled initially for May-June 2015 has sparked political violence and seen space for dissent shrinking rapidly.

Since the end of the civil war in 2005, Burundi has made major efforts towards inter-ethnic reconciliation and establishing a legal and institutional framework for the protection of human rights, albeit with limited effect in practice. The run-up to the general elections scheduled initially for May-June 2015 has sparked political violence and seen space for dissent shrinking rapidly.