Justice

CNLG shines spotlight on Genocide convicts who have evaded justice

Some people who were convicted of Genocide crimes by Gacaca courts have been on the run in an attempt to evade justice, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has said. The disclosure was made on Monday, December 16, 2019, as CNLG was appearing before the parliamentary...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:58pm

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

PM Ngirente urges new prosecutors to deliver justice to all

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has urged prosecutors who have assumed office to ensure justice delivery to all. Ngirente said this on Monday 25th, at the swearing-in ceremony of three prosecutors who were recently appointed by a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame. The new...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 12:03am

Busingye: GBV perpetrators have changed tactics

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Johnston Busingye, has said that perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) have changed their techniques, and so should the investigators pursuing them. He noted this in a workshop organised by the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:57pm

The global cost of domestic violence

PRAGUE – Domestic violence costs the world 25 times more than war and terrorism, according to research conducted by James Fearon of Stanford University and Anke Hoeffler of Oxford University on behalf of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. By looking at different kinds of violence,...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:14am

RCI will take knowledge sharing to a new level

A few years ago, Rwanda embarked on an ambitious plan to phase out thatched houses. At first it seemed like an impossible feat, but persistence and commitment won the day. It went a bit further by giving out iron sheets to the most vulnerable and helping to build houses for them, especially during...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:37pm

Fame won’t save Ingabire and Mihigo

A lot has been said following the release of the 2,140 prisoners, last Thursday. Two major issues stood out, in my view: -         The implications of the Presidential Pardon; -         The difference between a...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:32pm

Kizito Mihigo withdraws appeal, to serve ten year sentence

Musician Kizito Mihigo has withdrawn his appeal to the Supreme Court which sought to overturn a 10-year sentence handed down by the High Court in 2015. Mihigo, who appeared in court with his lawyer, Antoinette Mukamusoni, spent a short period in the Supreme Court after the judges said his letter...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:18am

The Independence of the Judiciary – The case of Jay Polly

Throughout the Bible, consensus seems drawn on the masculinity of Angels: Michael, Gabriel, Lucifer, etc., until a verse, Zechariah 5:9 alludes to the appearance of two women with wings. That gave way to long, preposterous synods of religious leaders, pondering on the Sex of Angels for weeks, at...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:54am

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

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