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What Chance for Democracy After President Pierre Nkurunziza’s Death?

The sudden death on June 8 of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza creates an opportunity for the small Central African country to break with its past. Nkurunziza had governed Burundi for 15 years and seemed determined to continue ruling from behind the…
A portrait of Burundi's late president Pierre Nkurunziza sits in the front seat of the military vehicle carrying his coffin at his state funeral in Gitega, Burundi, June 26, 2020.
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Delegates sit at the opening of the 41th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 24, 2019.
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A Joint Call to Action for the HRC Annual Full-Day Meeting on the Rights of the Child

At a time when the world is in a deep health crisis, and as children’s rights globally suffer severe setbacks due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, attention must not be diverted from the environmental emergency that is undermining children’s…