Justice

EAC prosecutors move towards curbing poaching

If the efforts that prosecutors from the East African region are vowing to put together are anything to go by, the days of poachers tracking and killing the bloc’s wild animals are numbered. While speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a workshop yesterday in Kigali where prosecutors...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:22am

Know Your Rights: What your parents ought to do for you

Children are entitled to love, protection and care from their parents. To this end, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) stipulates the modalities for caring for children. Article 19 of the ACWRC says that children have the right to stay with their parents whenever...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:47pm

Justice minister commissions 400 police officer cadets

The Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, Johnson Busingye, yesterday, commissioned 413 Officer Cadets who completed a year-long cadet course at the Police Training School (PTS) Gishari, Rwamagana District. The graduates include 17 officers from Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS). The...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:27am

RIB arrest two suspected social media hackers

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two men accused of hacking into people’s social media accounts to steal money. Muhammad Usanase and Abdoulkarim Munana all from Eastern Province in Ngoma District, are being accused of cybercrimes. Usanase, 21, is accused of hacking into...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:27am

Genocide suspect Leopold Munyakazi sentenced to nine years

Genocide suspect Dr. Leopold Munyakazi has been cleared of all but one charge related to Genocide by the specialised chamber for international crimes based in Nyanza. The decision was rendered Friday by the chamber that is affiliated to High Court. The 67 year-old who was extradited to Rwanda by...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:31am

End of an era: What next after the closure of 1930?

If all goes according to plan, a consortium of local investors will soon develop service apartments on part of the 5.5 hectares of land on which Nyarugenge Prison, commonly known as 1930, sits. Early this month, authorities relocated the last group of inmates from 1930, located in downtown Kigali...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:02am

New law on jurisdiction of courts goes beyond establishing an Appeals Court

Since June 2, 2018, Rwanda has a new law determining jurisdiction of courts. While the law has brought many new changes including the introduction of the Court of Appeal, two other new developments are worth noting. First, the law has expressly recognised standing for ‘Friend of the Court...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:39am

Ex-Ombudsman Cyanzayire returns to Supreme Court

A Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday appointed Aloysia Cyanzayire as a Supreme Court justice. Cyanzayire, who is the immediate former Chief Ombudsman, was previously the Chief Justice, before she was replaced by the Prof. Sam Rugege in 2012, when her term came to an end. Cyanzayire...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:05am

Newly created Appeals Court gets 13 justices

A Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday made appointments to the newly created Court of Appeal with Dr. Aimé Kalimunda Muyoboke as President and Marie Therese Mukamulisa as Vice President in addition to 11 other judges. The judges are Charles Kaliwabo, Patricie Mukanyundo, Marie Josee...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:49am

Cabinet appoints judges to newly created Court of Appeal

A Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday made appointments to the newly created Court of Appeal with Dr. Aimé Kalimunda Muyoboke as President and Marie-Thérèse Mukamulisa as Vice President in addition to 11 other judges. The judges are Charles Kaliwabo, Patricie Mukanyundo, Marie-Josée Mukandamage, Ruben...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:32pm

National Police College to hold annual symposium on peace, security and justice

Every year, the National Police College (NPC) holds a symposium on peace, security and justice as part of its Police Senior Command and Staff Course (PSCSC). The PSCSC, which brings together senior Police students from across Africa, offers a Masters of Arts in Peace Studies and Conflict...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:01am

Parliament passes new penal code

Parliament yesterday passed the long-awaited new law that determines general offenses and their penalties, a move that has put the long process to amend the country’s Penal Code very close to the end. With Parliament’s final approval, the new penal law now awaits presidential...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:40am

Africa now has its own arbitration; will disputes be resolved on the continent?

London and Paris, both European cities, were the go-to destinations to resolve commercial disputes – outside conventional courts – amongst African firms or shareholders. The other option was Dubai, which too was a costly option out of Africa. That is set to change, experts say, thanks...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:19am

New Rwf8bn project to fight graft, enhance access to justice

A new project to help fight corruption and enhance access to justice in the country is set to kick off next month. This was announced Wednesday by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye during a consultative meeting between government entities in the justice sector and...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:22am

East African Court of Justice, National courts seek to harmonise laws

Strengthening cooperation between the East African Court of Justice and national courts will benefit East African community Citizens and accelerate regional integration, Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, President of the East African Court of Justice, has said. He was speaking during a three-day workshop...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:39pm

Victoire Ingabire loss at the African Court: The untold dismantling of African cronies

‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?’ It is ancient Latin, from the famous ‘Satires’, 16 works of Roman poet Juvenal, who existed between the first and second century. It means, ‘who shall guard the guardians?’ Written at the dawn of the modern era, the question...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:25am

Rwanda, Angola move to bolster judicial ties

Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye Tuesday received in his office Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros da Veiga Tavares, who is in the country for a four-day visit. The visit, according to officials from both countries, aims at strengthening cooperation especially in the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:18am