Le droit d’accès au juge civil au Burundi


From an institutional point of view, Burundi's state courts and tribunals have a monopoly on administering civil justice through binding decisions. This work examines from a legal and institutional perspective the extent to which the Burundian legal framework meets the requirements of international guarantees for the effectiveness of access rights to civil courts and tribunals. These guarantees are enshrined, inter alia, in Article 14.1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in Articles 7.1.a) and 26 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. Beyond the strictly legal approach, the work analyses, from a socio-anthropological perspective, factors which in Burundi influence the effectiveness of the right of access to civil courts and tribunals beyond the quality of the legal infrastructure.