All this in the context that Burundi was recently elected to be a member of the Human Rights Council as from 2016. While the UN Resolution adopted in December touched on this issue, but very weakly  by merely urging Burundi to ‘be mindful’ of the obligation on members to ‘uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights’. ‘I agree with Michael Ineichen of the ISHR who commented that “we regret the Council’s failure to explicitly state member States’ obligation to cooperate with it, and condition Burundi’s membership on doing so” …‘Indeed, full cooperation by the authorities with the urgent OHCHR mission, and an immediate halt to the serious human rights violations, should be a prerequisite for Burundi to commence its term on 1 January.’ See also: https://thoolen.wordpress.com/tag/suspension-membership-council/