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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:30/05/2021

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After Genocide against Tutsi in 1994, the Government of Rwanda and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands today signed a financing agreement grant agreement to support the justice sector.

The Grant objective was support the Supreme Court and National Public Prosecution Authority to improve specialized legal knowledge and skills for judges and prosecutors and reduce backlog cases in courts. It would also provide for adequate and easily accessible legal information to judges and prosecutors to help them while analyzing and deciding on cases. Lastly, the agreement also included support to the Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit to support their ongoing work.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru “(Club de la Presse) of this Sunday 30-05-2021 broadcasted in synergy by eleven radio stations across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on “Rwanda- Dutch judicial cooperation"

Guests:

1.  URUJENI Martine/ Head of Access to Justice Department (MINIJUST)

2.  Jean Bosco SIBOYINTORE/ Head of Genocide Fugitives Tracking Unit (NPPA)

3.  Andrew KANANGA / Legal Aid Forum

4.  Athanase HAVUGIMANA /Dutch Embassy

The guest from MINIJUST (Ministry of Justice)   said that there is a role and contribution of the Dutch to Rwandan justice, saying that they played a key role in building post-genocide Rwandan justice where they helped provide assistance during the gacaca courts, building capacity of lawyers, prosecutors, building a law school in Nyanza (ILPD), building prisons, providing legal assistance to different victims, assisting in genocide fugitives tracking process.

MINIJUST pointed out that in the 27 years since the genocide against the Tutsi; justice has been rebuilt because they are doing their best to reach out to the people and solve problems including the reductions of justice cost.

Jean Bosco Siboyintore, meanwhile, said they are continuing the procedure  of tracking genocide fugitives hiding in foreign countries, stating that they had already issued arrest warrants for 1146 wanted people, 900 of whom were hiding in countries bordering Rwanda, especially Uganda ,DRC  and  South Africa

He appreciated the role of some of the European countries that have started working with Rwanda to arrest the genocide perpetrators and extradite them to Rwanda but there are obstacles where some   countries protect and help them changing their identities

LAF (The Legal Aid Forum) has shown that great strides have been made in justice but there are still difficult issues for the public such as the cost of finding lawyers, cases that are delayed for no reason and technology which is difficult for litigants especially 

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