“Article 8 of the Law requires that the selection and appointment of members takes into account the diversity and pluralism of the Burundian society, ensuring that ethnic, regional and gender balance are respected.

However, the CNIDH reports that in practice, there is no Commissioner from the Twa ethnic community.

The SCA notes that pluralism and diversity in the membership and staff of an NHRI facilitates its appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates.

The SCA encourages the CNIDH to take steps to ensure pluralism, including representation of diverse ethnic groups, in its composition of members and staff.”