21st Extraordinary Session
23 February to 4 March 2017 Banjul, The Gambia
Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the Combined Periodic Report of Burkina Faso on the Implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (2011 - 2013)
1. Burkina Faso is a State Party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter), which it ratified on 6 July 1984.
2. Burkina Faso presented its Combined Periodic Report (3rd and 4th), in accordance with Article 62 of the African Charter and Article 26 of the Maputo Protocol, at the 57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) held from 4 to 18 November 2015 in Banjul, The Gambia.
3. The Report was presented by the delegation of Burkina Faso (the delegation), led by Ms Bibata NEBIE/OUEDRAOGO, Director of Cabinet at the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Civic Promotion. The delegation was composed of the following:
- Mr Xavier BAYALA, Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Civic Promotion;
- Ms Clarisse TRAORE/ANAGO, Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources, Sanitation and Food Security;
- Mr Passida Pascal GOUBA, Director General for Human Rights Protection;
- Mr Ousseni DOMBA, Director General for Human Rights Promotion;
- Mr Dramane SANOU, Director for the Implementation of International Agreements at the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Civic Promotion;
- Mr Guéhon Mathias ZIGANI, Head of Studies at the Ministry of Public Service, Employment and Social Security;
- Mr Harouna KADIO, Head of Studies and Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Health;
- Ms Irène ZEBA, Head of Studies at the Ministry of Youth, Employment and Vocational Training;
- Mr Nicodème OUEDRAOGO, Legal Expert at the Ministry of National Education and Literacy;
- Ms Laure Léonne S. YAMEOGO, Human Rights Adviser at the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
4. The Report highlights the progress made in Burkina Faso in the area of human and peoples’ rights, and the legislative, administrative and other measures taken to implement the provisions of the African Charter since the country presented its initial Combined Periodic Report (1st and 2nd) at the 49th Ordinary Session held from 28 April to 12 May 2011 in Banjul, The Gambia.
5. The present Concluding Observations highlight the positive factors, the factors restricting the effective enjoyment of human rights, and the areas of concern regarding respect of the human rights protected under the African Charter and the Maputo Protocol. The report also contains the Commission’s recommendations to the Burkinabe Government towards strengthening the enjoyment of human rights by the people of Burkina Faso.
6. The Commission commends the delegation of Burkina Faso for the frank and constructive dialogue held during the presentation of the Combined Periodic Report and the information provided in response to the concerns expressed by the members of the Commission.