Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Section B. Individual civil liability
Burundi’s Law on Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (2003) states:
The persons referred to in Article 23 [i.e. the victims, their representatives, or any physical or moral person who have been injured or have a direct interest] may become a civil party partie civile
in accordance with the provisions of the criminal procedure code.
Burundi’s Penal Code (2009), which includes a chapter on war crimes, states: “All criminal conviction is pronounced without prejudice to restitutions and payment of damages which might be owed to the parties”.