Agathon Rwasa

Ce site web publie les atrocités des rebelles FNL du Burundi et mène une campagne pour traduire en justice le dirigeant des FNL, Agathon Rwasa. Nous essayons aussi de mettre à nue la question d'impunité en génerale. This website aims to highlight atrocities by the Burundian FNL rebels, and campaigns to see FNL leader Agathon Rwasa brought to justice. We also aim to highlight the issue of impunity worldwide.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Denying the right to justice is an abuse of human rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme) sets out what is, and is not a human right. Absolute and inviolable in principle, constantly abused in practice, these rights form the ethical framework behind, and are in enshrined in, international law:

Article eight of the Declaration states that:

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Toute personne a droit à un recours effectif devant les juridictions nationales compétentes contre les actes violant les droits fondamentaux qui lui sont reconnus par la constitution ou par la loi.

Rwasa's many victims have a human right to justice. To deny that right is to abuse even further the rights of those who have already been abused enough.

Take action - Fax your MP!
Take action - sign the Gatumba petition

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