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Burundi: Poverty, isolation and Ill-treatment: Juvenile justice in Burundi

, Index number: AFR 16/011/2002

This document reports on the human rights abuses suffered by children under the Burundian justice and penitentiary system. It examines the situation of children in detention where they are vulnerable to incommnicado detention, torture and ill-treatment, sexual violence and unfair trials. The report also looks at the impact of military jurisdiction and the negative effects on children of detained mothers.

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