Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
In 2005, in its initial report to the Committee against Torture, Burundi stated:
There is no definition of torture as such in Burundian legislation. In practice, perpetrators of torture are prosecuted and punished for offences under ordinary law, such as occasioning actual bodily harm, as provided for in articles 146 to 150 of the Criminal Code. However, having ratified the Convention against Torture, Burundi recognizes and accepts the definition contained therein.