04 September 2006 by -

«We are not afraid of appearing in front of the International Court. We have wanted international justice to be interested in the killings in Burundi for a long time.» So said Pasteur Habimana, the spokesperson for the National Liberation Forces (FNL) in an interview with Associated Press on 20 August. The Burundi rebel movement has admitted it was behind the massacre of over 160 Banyamulenge (Congolese Tutsi) refugees in the Gatumba camp, north-west of the capital Bujumbura, on 13 August.

06 December 2004 by -

While the US government is stepping up pressure on states to sign bilateral agreements guaranteeing American citizens freedom from prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the conflict that divides the US from most of its Western partners has found a new forum for debate. While renewing the UN mandate in Burundi, the Security Council also acknowledged a UN report on the Gatumba massacre, as well as a letter on the subject sent by the Burundi government on 29 October.

06 October 2010 by Stef Vandeginste

With a successfully completed peace process followed by general elections in the summer of 2010, the case of Burundi seemingly contradicted the conventional wisdom that there can be no peace without justice. In fact, despite a rhetorical commitment to establishing transitional justice mechanisms, no action has so far been undertaken to end impunity for past human rights crimes.

Agathon Rwasa