Members of the CNDD-FDD’s youth group, the Imbonerakure, sometimes operated in cooperation with police, but often acted independently of any identifiable oversight.Imbonerakure members arrested persons with impunity, despite having no legal powers of arrest.Join us to learn more about this under-reported political and refugee crisis.
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The 2005 constitution provides for an executive branch that reports to the president, a bicameral parliament, and an independent judiciary.
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Civilian authorities at times did not maintain control over the security forces.
Observers considered the military generally professional and apolitical, but the National Intelligence Service (SNR) and police tended to be influenced directly by, and responsive to, the ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party.
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She is a transitional justice practitioner with experience working on human rights, rule of law and conflict resolution in multiple countries including Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone and South Africa.