Burundi: Memorandum to the Government of Burundi on Appellate Rights

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AFR 16/031/1998

This memorandum to the government of Burundi focuses on the issue of the right to review of conviction and sentence, particularly in the context of the those sentenced to death for genocide and crimes against humanity. It gives details of the current appeals system and demonstrates how it fails to meet international standards. A comparison is made with the French and Belgian systems.

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