Status of Burundi in its reporting obligations to the UNTBs

Published on 26 Nov 2018, 04:27 PM

The Human Rights Committee during the 124th session, October 2018, Palais Wilson, Geneva.

Burundi is a State party to 7 out of the 9 core UN human rights treaties. The two treaties that Burundi has not yet ratified is the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances (CPED), and the Convention on the Protection of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW).

While it is commendable that Burundi has ratified almost all of the international human rights treaties, the State has some significant delays regarding its obligation to report periodically to the UN treaty bodies (UNTBs). 

Burundi has a delay in submitting reports to all the UNTBs, except to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was even due 20 years ago. 

Burundi’s status on its reporting obligations to the UNTBs is presented below:

Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee

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Documents adopted by the Human Rights Committee (November 2012)

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