African prosecution chiefs meet in Kigali tomorrow

KIGALI - African Chief Prosecutors are scheduled to meet in Kigali tomorrow for their sixth Annual Africa Prosecutors Association’s Conference.Prime Minister Bernard Makuza is scheduled to open the three-day conference aimed at sharing information, knowledge and insights, best practices and strategies towards harmonious and expeditious prosecutions.
Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga will play host to his African counterparts this week.The New Times /File.
Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga will play host to his African counterparts this week.The New Times /File.

KIGALI - African Chief Prosecutors are scheduled to meet in Kigali tomorrow for their sixth Annual Africa Prosecutors Association’s Conference.

Prime Minister Bernard Makuza is scheduled to open the three-day conference aimed at sharing information, knowledge and insights, best practices and strategies towards harmonious and expeditious prosecutions.

About 250 delegates from 45 countries are expected to attend the conference.

On the sidelines of the event, delegates are also expected to hold their Annual General Meeting.

“It will avail an opportunity for us to interact with each other and discuss ways and means to advance our mandate as Prosecutors, and all this is in our particular circumstance as Africans,” said the Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga.

He added that as a country that faces judicial challenges more than everyone else on the continent, the meeting is an opportunity for Rwanda to renew cooperation efforts with her counterparts in pursuit of Genocide fugitives scattered all over the continent.

Each participating country is expected to be represented by three delegates. The theme of the conference is ‘Prosecutors Facilitating Access to Justice - Uniting Africa`s Prosecutors’.

Among the key speakers during the event include the head of the Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit in the Prosecutor General’s office, John Bosco Siboyintore, who will give a lecture on Genocide as a crime against humanity.
 
Delegates will also explore areas of crimes committed on the high seas, financing criminal and terrorist activities through cyber crime, crimes against vulnerable groups and human trafficking among others.

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