Burundi


Burundi Confirmed As First Country To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court.

Burundi has been confirmed as the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. This news comes a year after Burundi as well as The Gambia and South Africa made moves to notify the court that they had intentions to withdraw their membership. The withdrawal of Burundi took effect […]


Burundi Becomes The First Country To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court Officially

On Friday, 27th October, the International Criminal Court (ICC) spokesman, Fadi el Abdallah, confirmed that the small Eastern African nation of Burundi has pulled out from the court. This comes a year after the country informed the United Nations about their intention to withdraw. Current case against Burundi According to […]


39 Burundian Refugees Shot Dead While Protesting

Congolese military forces have opened fire on a crowd of Burundian refugees. The attack occurred last Friday, on September 15. 39 Burundian refugees were killed, 94 injured, with 57 of them critical. The shooting began with what has been reported by Al Jazeera as a peaceful protest over the detention […]


Burundi Refugees Killed By DCR Security Forces

Thirty-nine Burundian migrants and a Congolese soldier were killed in a clash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, with reports suggesting as many as 117 migrants were also injured in the incident. The clash took place in the eastern town of Kamanyola in the DRC after Burundian […]


Burundi Government Accused Of Humanitarian Crimes

Since 2015, Burundi has been a topic of concern due to the political uncertainty following the president’s decision to take up a third term in office. After winning the re-election, President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked protests and was criticized for what some would call ‘unconstitutional’ behaviour. Meanwhile, the United Nations Commission […]


The Arena Of Bloodshed And Crimes Against Humanity: The Case Of Burundi

For over a three decades now, African political affairs have been dominated by leaders who ‘’eternalise’’ themselves in power thereby plunging their nations into severe poverty, slow growth rate, civil wars, division, and unending bloodshed. This political situation has been rampant all over the African continent and needs to stop. […]


Waning Strength Of The International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) seated in the Netherlands has recently suffered numerous blows to its legitimacy as African nations like Burundi, the Gambia, and South Africa all vowed to leave the Court in 2016. The countries’ decisions to withdraw from the Rome Statute, or the foundational legal document of […]


Withdrawal Threats From The ICC And Its Problems To Finding Solutions To International Crimes

Russia’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) left the ICC supporting nations in plea for unification within the courts. This stemmed from the aftermath of withdrawals of South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia from the ICC. The three African nations criticized the ICC for ignoring other crises around the world […]