Concluding Observations, E/C.12/BDI/CO/1, 9 October 2015: Burundi
C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation
17. The Committee is concerned by the definition of homosexuality as a crime in the Criminal Code and by Ministerial Order No. 620/613 of 7 June 2011, whereby children may be refused schooling on the grounds of their sexual orientation (art. 2, para. 2).
18. The Committee recommends that the State party repeal all provisions that could lead to the discrimination, prosecution or punishment of individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity and that it take all appropriate steps to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals may exercise all the rights enshrined in the Covenant.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Burundi-2015-eng