Minister of Justice/Attorney General presided over the swearing in ceremony of Bailiffs and Notaries

Minister of Justice/Attorney General presided over the swearing in ceremony of Bailiffs and Notaries

On Wednesday the 18th January 2017, Minister of Justice and Attorney General presided over the swearing in ceremony of... read more
Minister of Justice/Attorney General officiated the opening ceremony of Diploma in Legislative Drafting and Diploma in Legal Practice programmes

Minister of Justice/Attorney General officiated the opening ceremony of Diploma in Legislative Drafting and Diploma in Legal Practice programmes

On this Tuesday the 17 January 2017, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Busingye Johnston officiated the opening... read more
Ministerial order granting release on parole

Ministerial order granting release on parole

On 14th December 2016 in Official Gazette N0 special of 14th December 2016 was published a Ministerial order grating... read more
The winning rate for Government involved court cases increases at 75.8% during 2015/2016

The winning rate for Government involved court cases increases at 75.8% during 2015/2016

On Thursday the 8th December 2016 the Ministry of Justice held the second quarterly meeting of the year 2016/2017 for... read more
 

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The general mission of the Ministry of Justice / Office of the Attorney General shall be to organise and to oversee the promotion of the rule of law and justice for all. Specifically, the Ministry of Justice / Office of the Attorney General shall be responsible for:   Read More

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CATEGORIES OF NOTARIES 

 Notaries shall be classified into the following categories:

  1. a civil servant in charge of the office of notary in the Ministry;
  2. the Ambassador or the First Secretary of Embassy in the absence of the Ambassador;
  3.  an officer in charge of the office of notary in the Government Service in charge of investment promotion;
  4.  a District officer in charge of legal affairs;
  5. a District officer at the Sector level in charge of complaints from the Public;
  6.  the following officers in charge of land -related matters:

a)   Registrar of Land Titles;

b)   Deputy Registrar of Land Titles and an officer in charge of land registration and legal affairs within the land registration area in the absence of the Deputy Registrar;

c)    Head of the land office at the District level;

d)   Officer in charge of land at the Sector level;

7.   any other private person authorized by the Minister              Read More

Changing of Names

Anybody not satisfied / happy with his or her names and has justified reasons for that, has the right to change his/her names.

Necessary requirements:

1.      Motivation letter addressed to the Minister of Justice/Attorney General;

2.      Proofs motivating the request;

3.      Certificate of birth

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Public Library

The ministry has a well-equipped Documentation Centre which includes laws Books and all legal texts published in the official Gazette of the Government of Rwanda.

The documentation Centre is open to the public: Students, researchers and workers on presentation of a student’s card, identity card or a work permit.


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Gacaca Courts originate from the traditional system of conflict resolution called GACACA. The system dealt mainly with civil and social conflicts between members of the community. It referred to a physical green space where people used to meet. Read more