BURKINA FASO: 2015 Human Rights Report

BURKINA FASO: 2015 Human Rights Report

by United States Department of State, Penny Hill Press (Editor)


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The most significant human rights problems included security force killings and use of excessive force, including torture, against civilians and detainees; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; and violence and discrimination against women and children, including female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

Other human rights problems included arbitrary arrest and detention; judicial inefficiency and lack of independence; violence against journalists; restrictions on freedoms of speech, expression, and assembly; official corruption; trafficking in persons; discrimination against persons with disabilities; societal violence; discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community; discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS; and forced labor, including by children.

The transitional government took steps to investigate and prosecute officials who committed violations, whether in the security forces or elsewhere in government, but impunity remained a problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535451659
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2016
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.07(d)

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