Name and first name: KALIHANGABO Isabelle
Date of birth: September 26th, 1971
Civil status: married
- Masters Degree in International Business Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2012
- Bachelor of Laws Degree: National University of RWANDA, Faculty of Law, 1997;
- High School leaving Certificate: Diploma A2
April 2014 to date: Permanent Secretary/Solicitor General in the Ministry of Justice
October 2007 – April 2014: Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Legal advisory services in the Ministry of Justice.
2004 - 2007: Judge to the High Court of the Republic;
2000 - 2004: Judge to the Supreme Court, in the Department of the GACACA Jurisdictions which are responsible of the trial of the 1994 genocide presumed perpetrators:
1999 - 2000: working as a Consultant in the Ministry of Justice for a project of elaborating a law dictionary French-Kinyarwanda, and as legal adviser:
1997 - 1999: I worked with the HAGURUKA Association (an Association for defence of the rights of women and children), as a project coordinator, of a Legal mobile clinic project for women and children’s rights.
From February 2013 to date: Visiting Lecturer and Trainer for the Institute for Legal Practice and Development (ILPD), on contract drafting, negotiation and management.
From July 2012 up to date: Member of the Board of Directors for RWANDAIR, a limited liability company operating air transport on short hall in Africa plus Dubai.
From January 2010 to August 2013: Member of the Board of Directors for Media High Council
March 2008 - 2011 Member of the Board of Directors for King Faisal Hospital.
2003 - 2006: Vice President of PRO FEMMES TWESE HAMWE, an umbrella of women organisations.
1998-1999: Secretary General of CLADHO, a collective of Human Right Associations.
From 1996: Member of Human Rights, Women and Children’s Rights Association HAGURUKA.
French, English, Kinyarwanda and Swahili all spoken and written fluently.
Structure of the Office of the Permanent Secretary /Solicitor General
The Office of the Permanent Secretary comprises:
- Permanent Secretary/Solicitor General (1)
- Communication & PR Officer (1)
- Procurement Officer (1)
- Administrative assistant (1)