We thank Burkina Faso for their presentation today.
We note Burkina Faso has maintained a moratorium and taken steps to repeal the death penalty. We would call on the government to announce an abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances.
We welcome adoption of human rights legislation though would like to see greater focus on tackling violence against women, combatting human trafficking, ensuring access to education, especially for girls, and efforts to counter radicalisation.
We also reiterate our desire to see further progress to ensure independence of the judiciary
ratification the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, with the ultimate aim of abolishing the death penalty in all circumstances
development and implementation of an anti-trafficking strategy
adopting an open, merit-based process when selecting national candidates for UN Treaty Body elections