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 Catherine Paulet is the SPT Focal Point for Burundi.