10th October 2016
Time: 18:00-19:30 Followed by a drinks reception
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri is former 2nd Vice-President of Burundi (2010-2015) and former President of the Senate of Burundi (2005-2010). In his position as Vice-President, Dr. Rufyikiri initiated and implemented a number of reforms, including on transparency in public financial management, fraud and corruption, public procurement, and land rights. He was also in charge of improving access to education and health care.
Burundi has been rocked by violence, unrest and even an attempted coup as President Nkurunziza sought - and eventually won - a controversial third term in office. Dr. Rufyikiri left Burundi as a result.
This event will provide participants with insights on the practical challenges to the application of the rule of law in Burundi. Drawing on his years of experience in government, Dr. Rufyikiri will expand on issues such as corruption, access to justice and development, among others.
- Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri, former 2nd Vice-President of Burundi, Former President of the Senate of Burundi
- Dr. Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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Dr. Rufyikiri's presentation will be based in part on the following material:
- Rufyikiri, G, 2016, Grand Corruption in Burundi: a collective action problem which poses major challenges for governance reforms, Working Paper 2016.08 Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp.
- Rufyikiri, G, 2016, Failure of rebel movement-to-political party transformation of the CNDD-FDD in Burundi: an issue of balance between change and continuity, Working Paper 2016.11, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp.
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- This event is free of charge for attendees of the Introduction to the Rule of Law, Short Course, organised by the Bingham Centre on 10 October.
- For other attendees, the following fees apply:
- Individual - £15
- Full-time Academic - £10
- Full-time Student - £5
- Individual - £25
- Full-time Academic - £15
- Full-time Student - £10
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