Joint Letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of UN Human Rights Council on Burundi

In a joint letter, EHAHRDP, FIDH, CIVICUS and HRW urge the Human Rights Council to to address the human rights situation in Burundi at its 30th session (14 September- 2 October 2015) in order to prevent further serious human rights violations. In the context of a mounting political crisis, urgent measures are required to closely monitor developments on the ground, enhance protection of human rights defenders, journalists, opposition party members and supporters, and step up public reporting of human rights violations committed in the country. The Council should adopt a resolution aimed at preventing further serious human rights violations.

To read full letter click Burundi letter HRC 30 – FINAL

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