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FENADEB is a collective of associations which proposes to work for the respect and the defense of the rights of the child in Burundi, through actions of protection, promotion and advocacy, aimed at ensuring its development within the framework of of the international convention on the rights of the child. Its primary mission is to advocate for the rights of children and organizations working in the field of children in Burundi, coordinate their interventions and strengthen their capacities.

Fédération Nationale des Associations engagées dans le Domaine de l’Enfance au Burundi (FENADEB)

Contact: Maître Jacques Nshimirimana
Phone: +25722279625
Address: ROHERO I, Immeuble Isanganiro, bureau n°8 BURUNDI-BUJUMBURA


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


The Criminal Code provides for the application of active personality jurisdiction for offences committed outside the territory by Burundian citizens if the act is punishable by the laws of Burundi and by the legislation of the country where it was committed (double criminality). Habitual residents are not included. The Criminal Code does not provide for the application of passive personality jurisdiction for offences committed outside the territory against Burundian citizens. Burundian legislation provides for universal jurisdiction over certain crimes (war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity), regardless of where they are committed, the nationality of the offender or the laws of the place where they are committed but SEC related offences are not included.

The legal basis for cooperation on extradition lies in the existence of a treaty. Accordingly, extradition requests are reviewed on an ad hoc basis or under the principle of reciprocity but the extradition of Burundian nationals is not permitted. Burundi currently has no national legislation on extradition and thus, there is no specific provision on extradition of SEC related offences. It is not clear whether the double criminality principle is generally required for proceeding with extradition.

Criminal Code Code of Criminal Procedure Constitution CEPGL Protocol on Judicial Cooperation, 2017, 2018, 2018, 2006

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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