Human Rights Institute Courage in the Face of Conflict: Social Justice Advocacy in Burundi

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 103
Oct 18
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room 103

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa will speak about the current crisis in Burundi and recent findings by the UN Human Rights Council that Burundi's top leaders and security agencies have committed crimes against humanity. 

Mbonimpa, hailed as the "grandfather" of the human rights movement in Burundi, is the founder of the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons, the 2017 Civil Courage Prize Laureate, and 2016 recipient of the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.