Delivering on the Responsibility to Protect Reforming the Security Sector to Protect the Most Vulnerable in Burundi

"The purpose of this paper is to provide initial insight into how the responsibility to protect is being devolved to national authorities in a specific context. Specifically, the paper considers the extent to which recent reforms to the security sector in Burundi have contributed to greater protection for vulnerable populations. The paper first highlights the conceptual and practical links between the responsibility to protect and security sector reform SSR). It then provides a short overview of progress in the area of military and police reform in Burundi. Next, the paper offers an initial assessment of the impact of reform efforts on vulnerable populations."