Late Justice for Burundi


Schweiger, Romana. 2006. “Late Justice for Burundi.” International and Comparative Law Quarterly 55 (3): 653-71.

Author: Romana Schweiger


Burundi, a small state in Eastern Africa, has been suffering a repetitive cycle of interethnic violence since its independence in 1962. Tensions were ongoing, but never reached the scale of the Rwandese massacres of 1994. The Burundian conflict thus received less international attention. Hardly any academic writing exists on human rights violations in Burundi. International efforts to counter impunity remained half-hearted.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Ethnicity, Gender, Justice, Rights, Human Rights, Violence Regions: Africa, Central Africa, East Africa Countries: Burundi

Year: 2006

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