Supreme Court

Muhanga Intermediate Court judges arrested for corruption

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two Intermediate Court judges and a Registrar on suspicion of corruption. Those arrested include Pacifique Mushimiyiryo from Muhanga and Vincent Munyeshyaka Mugabutwaza of Rusizi along with Victoire Banashenge, a Registrar at Muhanga Intermediate...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:22am

EDITORIAL: Landmark ruling by the Supreme Court vote of confidence in the judiciary

Chief Justice Prof. Sam Rugege will soon go into retirement and there is no doubt the judiciary has achieved several milestones under his watch. While most professional sectors were heavily affected by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the judiciary was most hit as it was small in the...

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:07am

Supreme Court to decide on property tax law petition

Supreme Court is on Friday set to decide the case in which Lawyer Edward Murangwa contested some provisions of the law determining the sources of revenue and property in decentralised entities – also known as property tax law. Murangwa and his two lawyers argued that the provisions in...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:56am

Supreme Court resolves paternity row after DNA test on Genocide victim

Yves Tuyishimire can take pride in finally having a paternal family which had been mischievously taken away from him during a protracted legal battle that has lasted over five years. This follows a landmark ruling by Supreme Court on Friday delivered its verdict, granting the 27-year old...

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 12:48am

Judicial reforms to reduce case backlog – Chief Justice

The recent reforms in the judicial sector will help cut case backlog, especially in the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice has said.  Prof. Sam Rugege was speaking at the opening of a three-day retreat for senior judges and managers of the Supreme Court, the recently-established Court of Appeal...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:35am

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