Burundi: Human rights priorities for new government

Following the election of the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy – Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party’s candidate as president in May 2020, the sudden death of the outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza in June, the investiture of President Evariste Ndayishimiye and the appointment of a new government, Burundi is in a moment of transition. President Nkurunziza’s third term in office from 2015 to 2020, and the period immediately preceding it, was characterized by a rapid deterioration of respect for human rights

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