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

Date: 
10 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Host: 
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Location: 
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square
WC1B 5JP London
United Kingdom

Event Details

Speaker

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

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.

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:

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.


Registration and Pricing

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:

BIICL Members:

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

Non-members:

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

Free NGO Places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events. Please email eventsregistration@biicl.org with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. 

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