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Peace House, Independence Boulevard, Bujumbura
+ 257 79 961 497 / +257 77 824 343

Thematic areas

Human rights
Mediation & Dialogue
Peace education
Transitional justice and reconciliation

Association pour la Mémoire et la Protection de l’Humanité contre les Crimes Internationaux Gira Ubuntu (AMEPCI) was created in 2010 by Burundians from different communities and backgrounds, to search for a shared truth between Hutus and Tutsis in the bloody conflicts and painful past of the country.

Political leaders participating in a press conference

The association advocates for social justice to protect humanity against war crimes, and holds joint commemorations of past tragedies.

AMPECI pays special attention to young people, who the organisation believes need to be informed about Burundi's history in order to play an active and positive role in its reconstruction.

Major achievements

AMPECI has been facilitating commemorative weeks involving communities Hutus and Tutsis during symbolic dates of past conflicts in Burundi.

Press conference on memory and truth of the 1972 crisis organised by AMPECI in April 2012 Press conference on memory and truth of the 1972 crisis organised by AMPECI in April 2012

The group also holds awareness outreach programmes towards victims reminding them of their rights, and prepares them for active participation in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

In October and November 2012, AMPECI initiated a caravan of communication on transitional justice in some of the provinces most affected by conflict - Gitega, Ngozi, Kayanza and Muramvya.

AMPECI actively contributes to the steering group of the TRC, along with other civil society groups. It has among its prospective projects the establishment of a documentary centre aimed at collating archival and other information on the Burundian conflict.

Last updated: January 2013