Burkina Faso

In 2016, with the technical support of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights  and the International Services for Human Rights (ISHR) Civil Society Organisations (CSO) suggested amendments to the draft bill, which having been initiated by the government of former President Blaise Compaoré.  The draft bill was voted upon by the National Assembly on 27 June 2017.

The law sets the rules for the protection of human rights defenders in Burkina Faso and determines the State responsibilities. Opposing to the wishes of civil society, the law does not provide specific protection for women Human Rights defenders.

Updated: 02/2020

2017
ISHR In a welcome development, Burkina Faso has adopted a national law for the protection of defenders. The adoption follows...
2017
Assemblée Nationale Article 1:This law establishes the rules for the protection of human rights defenders in Burkina Faso and determines...