Burundi - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification October 18, 2013
UNCAT Ratification February 18, 2013
NPM Designated

Under consideration

Burundi ratified the OPCAT in October 2013. An NPM has not yet been designated. 


In 2014, consultations on the establishment of an NPM were carried out with the advice of the APT and the United Nations Office in Burundi. They involved a range of stakeholders, including the relevant ministries, the National Human Rights Commission and civil society organisations.


However, due to the political crisis and violence surrounding the Presidential elections of July 2015, discussions on NPM establishment were suspended and have yet to resume.


The SPT member who is the SPT Focal Point for Burundi is available here.