A UN delegation led by the associated secretary-general of UNO in charge of the judiciary questions, M. Nicolas Michel started on March 26, 2006, a one week visit in Burundi in order to carry out negotiations and consultations for the creation of the commission for reconciliation and truth, and a special court.
He declared to the journalists that his delegation is today in Burundi to give a support to the government for the establishment of a mechanism of transitional justice.
For M. Michel, "peace is based on the truth and reconciliation. A lasting peace is based on justice ". He stressed that he is particularly encouraged by the fact that Burundian authorities, in particular president Pierre Nkurunziza, give a high priority to the reconciliation and the eradication of impunity as essential elements to build a lasting peace.
He specified that the Security Council of UN asked the secretary-general to lead negotiations with the government of Burundi and to consult all those who are concerned with the question in order to set up this mechanism of transitional justice. He added that the Security Council keeps in mind both the Accords of Arusha and the results of another UN mission of evaluation which took place some time ago.