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Rule of Law Challenges in Burundi - the inside view with Gervais Rufyikiri

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.

Speaker

  • Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri, former 2nd Vice-President of Burundi, Former President of the Senate of Burundi

Commentator

  • Dr. Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Background reading:

Dr. Rufyikiri's presentation will be based in part on the following material:

Registration and Pricing

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £15
  • Full-time Academic - £10
  • Full-time Student - £5

Non-members:

  • Individual - £25
  • Full-time Academic - £15
  • Full-time Student - £10

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