UN human rights expert welcomes positive developments in Burundi

refugee children from Burundi

refugee children from Burundi

In Burundi, steps towards establishing human rights have been welcomed by the United Nations expert on the issue.

 Fatsah Ouguergouz, who's the Independent Expert on Human Rights for the country, has just finished his second mission to Burundi.

 He said the government had begun establishing transitional justice mechanisms, there was a start on investigating extrajudicial killings, and seven members had been appointed to the newly established National Independent Human Rights Commission.

 But he said he was still concerned about extrajudicial killings and prison conditions.

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