ICNL’s resources and information on Burundi.


ICNL provides legal analysis on laws affecting the operations of local and international civil society organizations. Most recently, local partners have relied on our comments on the domestic Associations Law and the Law governing the Framework for Cooperation between the Republic of Burundi and Foreign NGOs to advocate for improved implementation of the current framework laws.

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Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Burundi. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.


Freedom of Assembly in Burundi

Freedom of Assembly in Burundi
Despite clear protections in the Constitution, the fundamental right to freedom of peaceful assembly in Burundi is framed by a very ... Read More

Burundi: Locked Down

Burundi: Locked Down
This 2014 Amnesty International report documents the shrinking of political space in Burundi in the build-up to the 2015 presidential, legislative ... Read More


Latest ICNL Publication Explores Civil Society Challenges in Africa

A health post providing preventative care and treatement in a number of areas, including HIV, in Ethiopia. A new ICNL publication explores the impact of a foreign funding law on HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia (photo credit: Sarah V. Harlan/JHU via Photoshare)
What impact has a foreign funding cap had on HIV/AIDS groups in Ethiopia? How can the right to peaceful assembly ... Read More

Peaceful Assembly in Burundi: Interview with Human Rights Defender Audace Gatavu

Mr. Gatavu shares his research and recommendations (photo credit: ICNL)
Every summer, ICNL has the pleasure of hosting in our Washington, DC office fellows on the frontlines of civil society ... Read More

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