BUJUMBURA January 10th (ABP) – The members of the Lower House of Parliament met in a plenary session on Monday, January 9, 2023, to approve five names of the commissioners of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights (CNIDH), replacing the other commissioners who have completed their term and in accordance with Law No. 1/04 of January 5, 2011 establishing the CNIDH.
The five commissioners who were approved by the MPs are Dr. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba from Hutu ethnicity and a native of Karusi province approved at 100% of the MPs who were present in the plenary session; Me Jacques Nshimirimana of the Hutu ethnic group and native of Gitega province approved by 111 MPs out of the 116 who were present; Mr. Anaclet Nzohabonayo of the Hutu ethnic group and native of Mwaro province approved by 87 MPs; Mrs. Consolate Habimana of the Tutsi ethnic group and native of Kayanza province approved by 113 MPs and Mrs. Anésie Mfatiyimana of the Tutsi ethnic group, native of Cankuzo province approved by 86 MPs out of the 116 who were present.
Furthermore, given that Article 20 of Law No. 1/04 of January 5, 2011 establishing the CNIDH stipulates that the commission has an executive office comprising a chairperson, a deputy chairperson and a secretary, the MPs also proceeded to the approval of those three members of the new office. These are Dr. Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, chairman of the commission, Mr. Anaclet Nzohabonayo, deputy chairman of the commission and Mrs. Consolate Habimana, secretary of the commission.
It is worthy to note that the CNIDH’s mission is to protect and promote human rights, with an advisory role with the institutions.