Burkina Faso

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • BFA104574.FE - Title V, Nationality (De la nationalite), of the Code for Persons and the Family (Code des personnes et de la famille), particularly amendments thereto since 1996 - Sept. 2013 (PDF)
    • ZZZ100624.FE - Conditions for Beninese nationals to enter and exit Burkina Faso; the process for obtaining permanent resident status, and the rights associated with that status - October 2005 (PDF)
    • BFA41403.FE - Whether a woman who is a citizen of Burkina Faso would lose her Burkinan citizenship if she acquires French citizenship and, if that is the case, whether she could reclaim her Burkinan citizenship and under what conditions - May 2003 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • BFA101075.FE - Child slavery in Burkina Faso, including boy domestic slaves; protection from the authorities and NGOs; possibility of emancipation, particularly when a young boy given to a family as a payment of a debt reaches the age of majority - Feb. 2006 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to Stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities and Inginenous People - Overview (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • BFA42538.FE - Domestic violence, including possible remedies, the protection offered by the state, and refuge/shelter for victims; whether an educated woman can live alone in the city and work - April 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International

    • Giving Life, Risking Death: Maternal Mortality in Burkina Faso - Jan. 2010 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Were colleges and universities closed down because of all the protests in Burkina Faso in 2000? - March 2011 (PDF)
    • Problems faced by anti-government protesters - July 2009 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • BFA41949.FE - The hanging of Kere Mamadou that reportedly took place in May 2001 in the central market of Tenkodogo by order of the city's chief, and a demonstration held the day after the hanging; whether violence was used to break up this demonstration and whether any arrests were made - Sept. 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center

    • How widespread is the practice of arresting, detaining and imprisoning of citizens without any formal charges or trial system in Burkina Faso? How are prisoners treated in Ouagadougou (MACO) prison and correctional facility? - March 2011 (PDF)

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Law

Maps


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Medical Availability

International Government Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International

    • Giving Life, Risking Death: Maternal Mortality in Burkina Faso - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on medical and health facilities in Burkina Faso - Aug. 2010 (PDF)

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • BFA100630.FE - A "Sankarist" political party, particularly the treatment of its members by government authorities in 2004 and during the time leading up to the November 2005 election - Oct. 2005 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Report - Female Genital Mutilation - 2008 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BFA41484.FE - Excision and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Burkina Faso, in particular among the Gourmantché; measures taken by the authorities to discourage these practices; the customary age at which excision is practiced - May 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International

    • Giving Life, Risking Death: Maternal Mortality in Burkina Faso - Jan. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Student Organizations

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • BFA41785.FE - Student Association of Burkina Faso; its objectives; the names of its main leaders; whether the authorities are interested in this organization - July 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center

    • Were colleges and universities closed down because of all the protests in Burkina Faso in 2000? - March 2011 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • BFA41661.FE - Treatment of Burkinians who return to Burkina Faso after their claim for refugee protection in another country has been rejected - June 2003 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Freedom House


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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report - Burkina Faso - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2013 (PDF)

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Updated March 25, 2015