Country Burundi
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description


Articles 5542 to 562 of the Criminal Code criminalize sexual violence, particularly domestic rape. The penalty laid down may not be reduced and the offences provided for in these articles are not subject to the statute of limitations or to amnesty, and are non-pardonable.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/15/BDI/1 para. 61