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Burundi - OPCAT Situation

Updated 14.10.2015

Burundi ratified the OPCAT in October 2013. Since 2014, consultations have started among national stakeholders on the establishment of the NPM.

The SPT member Catherine Paulet is the SPT Focal Point for Burundi.


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

Under consideration

Population 10 742 276
Area (sq km) 27 830
Number of prisons 11
Prison population 8 646
Quick links

CAT: Concluding Observations (December 2014)

CCPR: Concluding Observations (November 2014)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (March 2013)

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights: Periodic Report (2001-2010)