We urge the authorities to use the Commission’s report as an opportunity to rethink this stance before the situation deteriorates further.
We are deeply concerned at reports that gunmen forcibly entered the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bujumbura.
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Clearly these are not the actions of a state committed to upholding the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights as required by members of the Human Rights Council.
To date, the Burundian Government has refused to engage with the international community, including with this Commission, to bring an end to the violence and hold the perpetrators to account.
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