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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1606

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1606
Date20 June 2005
Meeting no.5,207
CodeS/RES/1606 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Burundi
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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United Nations Security Council resolution 1606, adopted unanimously on 20 June 2005, after reaffirming its support for the Arusha Peace Agreement regarding the situation in Burundi, the Council requested the Secretary-General Kofi Annan to begin negotiations on a truth commission and special chamber within the country's court system.[1]



For the purposes of peace and reconciliation in Burundi, the council was convinced that the establishment of a truth commission to bring those responsible for genocide, crime against humanity and war crimes to justice in order to end impunity in the African Great Lakes region.[2] It also noted that international assistance was necessary to establish a society and government under the rule of law. The transitional government of Burundi called for a mixed truth commission and a special chamber within the Burundian judicial system.


The secretary-general was asked to begin discussions with the transitional government and other parties on how to implement the recommendations of the government, and to report by 30 September 2005 with details of its implementation, including costs, structures and a time frame.[3]

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  1. ^ "Security Council requests Secretary-General to initiate negotiations Burundi Truth Commission, Special Chamber". United Nations. 20 June 2005.
  2. ^ La Haye, Eve (2008). War crimes in internal armed conflicts. Cambridge University Press. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-521-86073-4.
  3. ^ United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2006). Annual review of global peace operations. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-58826-441-1.

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