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UN mission to Burundi recommends creating war crimes court

[JURIST] The UN special mission to Burundi [mission website] has recommended that the nation create a non-judicial truth commission and special prosecuting chamber within its court system in order to deal with perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The recommendations, filed in a report [PDF] forwarded to the Security Council by Secretary-General Kofi Annan [official profile], gained the support of the UN chief, who emphasized the potential for heightened impartiality and credibility of a truth commission with a heavy international component. Annan also lauded the concept of a special chamber within the Burundi court system as central to bolstering the nation's judicial system. UN News Centre has more.

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