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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403613_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Journalist Sentenced for Article Deemed Divisive http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403538_text Freedom of the press - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403538_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: ICTR Convicts Ex-Minister for Crimes Committed During 1994 Rwandan Genocide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403180_text Genocide - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403180_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Parliament Mulling Proposal to Legalize Abortion http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403067_text Abortion - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403067_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Former Mayor Convicted for Crimes Committed During the 1994 Genocide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402889_text Genocide - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402889_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Former Minister Convicted of Crimes Committed During 1994 Genocide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402720_text War crimes - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402720_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Chamber of Deputies Adopts Amendment to Election Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402715_text Elections and politics - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402715_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Amnesty International Calls for Review of Genocide Ideology Law, Media Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402701_text Freedom of speech - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402701_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: ICTR Convicts Former High Ranking Rwandan Officers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402680_text Human rights - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402680_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Businessman Convicted of Genocide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402362_text Crime and law enforcement - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402362_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Genocide Ideology Law Being Reviewed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402180_text Freedom of speech - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402180_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Bills on Banning Smoking and Legalizing Medical Marijuana http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402053_text Workers safety and health - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402053_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Government Drafting Law to Improve Working Conditions for Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401993_text Labor - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401993_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Supreme Court to Undertake Major Procedural Reforms http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401651_text Judiciary - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401651_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Reproductive Health Bill Provisions on Sterilization, Mandatory HIV Testing Decried http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401412_text Workers safety and health - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401412_text Global Legal Monitor: Burundi; Rwanda: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401325_text Legal systems - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401325_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Labor Law Modified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401275_text Labor - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401275_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda; United Kingdom: Extradition Disallowed by British Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401223_text Extradition - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401223_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda; Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Convicts to Serve Time in Rwanda http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401161_text Crime and law enforcement - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401161_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: New Law on Media http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401060_text Communications - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401060_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Law Against Gender-Based Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401020_text Families - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to It was reported on February 11, 2009, that Rwanda is finalizing preparations to publish a law against gender-based violence (GBV) within the next two weeks. The law passed both chambers of parliament last year, but its... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401020_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Accession to New York Convention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540792_text International affairs - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to It was reported on February 11, 2009, that Rwanda is finalizing preparations to publish a law against gender-based violence (GBV) within the next two weeks. The law passed both chambers of parliament last year, but its The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced on November 3, 2008, that Rwanda has become the 143rd country to accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540792_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: First Female Speaker of the Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540712_text Families - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to It was reported on February 11, 2009, that Rwanda is finalizing preparations to publish a law against gender-based violence (GBV) within the next two weeks. The law passed both chambers of parliament last year, but its The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced on November 3, 2008, that Rwanda has become the 143rd country to accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the On October 6, 2008, newly elected members of the Parliament of Rwanda voted into office the country's first female Speaker, Ms. Mukantabama Rose. With the swearing-in of 45 female deputies out of the 80 members of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540712_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Law Passed to Determine New Constituencies for Women Parliamentarians http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540636_text Families - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to It was reported on February 11, 2009, that Rwanda is finalizing preparations to publish a law against gender-based violence (GBV) within the next two weeks. The law passed both chambers of parliament last year, but its The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced on November 3, 2008, that Rwanda has become the 143rd country to accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the On October 6, 2008, newly elected members of the Parliament of Rwanda voted into office the country's first female Speaker, Ms. Mukantabama Rose. With the swearing-in of 45 female deputies out of the 80 members of It was reported in May 2008 that a presidential decree is set to determine new constituencies for women parliamentarians in Rwanda, who are elected by electoral colleges through the National Women's Council. The need to revise... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540636_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: First Legal Practice Institute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540547_text Lawyers and legal services - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to It was reported on February 11, 2009, that Rwanda is finalizing preparations to publish a law against gender-based violence (GBV) within the next two weeks. The law passed both chambers of parliament last year, but its The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced on November 3, 2008, that Rwanda has become the 143rd country to accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the On October 6, 2008, newly elected members of the Parliament of Rwanda voted into office the country's first female Speaker, Ms. Mukantabama Rose. With the swearing-in of 45 female deputies out of the 80 members of It was reported in May 2008 that a presidential decree is set to determine new constituencies for women parliamentarians in Rwanda, who are elected by electoral colleges through the National Women's Council. The need to revise On May 11, 2008, Rwanda's first center for the development of law, the National Institute of Legal Practice and Development, was launched. Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, who officiated at the opening ceremony, stated that the Institute's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540547_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Genocide Revisionism Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540375_text Human rights - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to It was reported on February 11, 2009, that Rwanda is finalizing preparations to publish a law against gender-based violence (GBV) within the next two weeks. The law passed both chambers of parliament last year, but its The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced on November 3, 2008, that Rwanda has become the 143rd country to accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the On October 6, 2008, newly elected members of the Parliament of Rwanda voted into office the country's first female Speaker, Ms. Mukantabama Rose. With the swearing-in of 45 female deputies out of the 80 members of It was reported in May 2008 that a presidential decree is set to determine new constituencies for women parliamentarians in Rwanda, who are elected by electoral colleges through the National Women's Council. The need to revise On May 11, 2008, Rwanda's first center for the development of law, the National Institute of Legal Practice and Development, was launched. Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, who officiated at the opening ceremony, stated that the Institute's On February 8, 2008, members of the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) of the Rwandan Parliament voted in favor of a controversial new law aimed at stopping "genocide ideology," a term for the outlook that perpetrators... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540375_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Former Official to Be Tried for Genocide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540305_text Human rights - The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, Rwanda's High Court recently confirmed the lower court sentence of a newspaper editor to one year of imprisonment and a fine of about US$50 for expressing ethnically divisive ideas. Stanley Gatera, chief editor of On May 31, 2012, Trial Chamber III of the Arusha, Tanzania, based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) (ICTR website (last visited May 31, 2012)), convicted Callixte Nzabonimana on various charges for crimes he committed On March 26, 2012, it was reported that the Rwandan Parliament is considering a draft presidential order aimed at legalizing abortion in limited circumstances, including in cases of rape, incest, or serious health risk to the On November 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR (last visited Nov. 17, 2011)) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu commune, Kibuye prefecture, of crimes committed during the 1994 Rwanda On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. It was reported on June 13, 2011, that in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to amend the current election law. The On June 3, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) issued a report titled Unsafe to Speak Out: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Rwanda, in which it criticizes the use of that country's 2008 genocide ideology law and On May 17, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Court for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted four former high-ranking officers in the Rwandan army and police: Augustin Bizimungu (former chief of staff of the Rwandan Army), Augustin Ndindiliyimana (former On November 1, 2010, Gaspard Kanyarukiga was convicted of supervising the massacre of 2,000 Rwandans in 1994. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Kanyarukiga, a former businessman, guilty of genocide and extermination as a Rwanda's government has invited the non-governmental organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to comment on the three-year-old genocide ideology law that is at present under review. The two human rights groups have been critical of On June 7, 2010, Dr. Richard Sezibera the Minister of Health, introduced a bill on banning smoking in public places to the Rwandan Parliament for floor action. (Edwin Musoni, Anti-Smoking Bill Goes to Parliament, THE NEW It was reported on May 14, 2010, that the Ministry of Public Services and Labor (MIFOTRA) of Rwanda is in the process of drafting a new law which, if passed, will put in place safeguards to It was reported on October 26, 2009, that the Rwandan Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to the Parliament on what type of cases may be brought before the country's Supreme Court. During the presentation, Tharcise A draft reproductive health bill currently under consideration by a committee of the Rwandan Parliament calls for forcible sterilization of the mentally disabled and includes "three particularly troublesome provisions" on HIV testing, according to a Human Rwanda/Burundi: Possible Switch of Legal Tradition It was reported on June 2, 2009, that as part of establishing an East African political federation, which will also include the rest of the East African Community It was reported on May 5, 2009, that, after a prolonged debate, the Rwandan Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that modifies the labor law adopted in 2001. The change prolongs the possible working hours from On April 7, 2009, the High Court of London refused to allow the extradition of four suspects three former mayors in southern Rwanda (Emmanuel Nteziryayo, Celestin Ugirashebuja, and Charles Munyaneza) and one alleged militia leader On March 18, 2009, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Sierra Leone-based Tribunal established in 2002 to try individuals who perpetrated crimes during the civil war in that country, signed an agreement with the On February 23, 2009, the Lower Chamber of the Rwandan Parliament approved a new media law. This law mandates that all print media outlets put on every copy of their publications the number of copies to It was reported on February 11, 2009, that Rwanda is finalizing preparations to publish a law against gender-based violence (GBV) within the next two weeks. The law passed both chambers of parliament last year, but its The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced on November 3, 2008, that Rwanda has become the 143rd country to accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the On October 6, 2008, newly elected members of the Parliament of Rwanda voted into office the country's first female Speaker, Ms. Mukantabama Rose. With the swearing-in of 45 female deputies out of the 80 members of It was reported in May 2008 that a presidential decree is set to determine new constituencies for women parliamentarians in Rwanda, who are elected by electoral colleges through the National Women's Council. The need to revise On May 11, 2008, Rwanda's first center for the development of law, the National Institute of Legal Practice and Development, was launched. Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, who officiated at the opening ceremony, stated that the Institute's On February 8, 2008, members of the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) of the Rwandan Parliament voted in favor of a controversial new law aimed at stopping "genocide ideology," a term for the outlook that perpetrators Callixte Nzabonimana, who had been Minister of Youth and Sports in Rwanda in 1994, was arrested on February 19, 2008, in Kigoma, Tanzania. He was sent the next day to Arusha, the location of the International... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540305_text