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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Burundi

Hartmut Hamann, Antje C Berger

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 April 2019

Subject(s):
Transitional justice — Armed conflict, non-international — Armed forces — Peace keeping

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 With an area of less than 28,000 square kilometres and a population of more than 11 million inhabitants (2016), Burundi is a small and densely populated landlocked country in the Great Lakes Region of Eastern Africa ( Great Lakes Region, Africa ). The population comprises around 85% Hutu and 14% Tutsi. 2 Following its independence on 1 July 1962 from United Nations (UN) trusteeship ( United Nations Trusteeship System ) under Belgian administration, Burundi suffered from a highly violent non-international armed conflict, culminating in the 1972, 1988, and 1993...
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