Statement on the recent coup d’etat in Burkina Faso

HiiL expresses concern regarding the second coup d’etat that has taken place on 30 September 2022. This comes at a time when Burkinabe are seeking a more responsive justice system. 

HiiL has worked closely with partners in Burkina Faso and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to conduct two independent Justice Needs and Satisfaction (JNS) studies. The data collected in these surveys reflect an urgent demand to address concerns of access to justice for the people of Burkina Faso, both those living in the country and those who have fled to other countries. 

We express the hope that there will be a swift transition to a democratically elected government and that the authorities will continue to be guided by the urgency that emerges from the JNS study. 

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