Minister of Justice/Attorney General Presided over the 5th graduation ceremony at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development

Minister of Justice/Attorney General Presided over the 5th graduation ceremony at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development

On this Thursday the 19th May 2016, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General presided over the 5th Graduation... read more
The Minister of Justice/Attorney General visited Justice sector Projects in Southern Province

The Minister of Justice/Attorney General visited Justice sector Projects in Southern Province

On this Thursday the 19th May 2016, Minister of Justice and Attorney General visited some of the Justice sector... read more
Justice Sector institutions mourn former staff of Judiciary, Ministry of Justice and Prosecution killed in 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Justice Sector institutions mourn former staff of Judiciary, Ministry of Justice and Prosecution killed in 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

On this Friday the 13 May 2016, at the Ministry of Justice headquarter, Kimihurura, staff of the Ministry, the... read more
The Legal Aid week kicked off in Gisagara District

The Legal Aid week kicked off in Gisagara District

The annual Legal aid week organised by the Ministry of Justice in collaboration with other Justice sector Institutions,... read more
 

MISSION AND FUNCTIONS 

 

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

Gacaca

 

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

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Notary Services

 

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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From 07:00 am to 12:00 am
From 01:00 pm to 05:00 pm

 

Friday:
From 08:00 am to 12:00 am
From 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

 

Library catalogue:
1) Books:          www.scribnet.org/library
2) Legal texts:  www.scribnet.org/library/jo

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Ministry of Justice

Tel:  +250 252 586398

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PO.Box: 160 Kigali-Rwanda

Email: mjust@minijust.gov.rw

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