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Commissioner Rusanganwa urges Rwandans to avoid Genocide ideology in their families

Commissioner Rusanganwa urges Rwandans to avoid Genocide ideology in their families

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The Ministry exists to promote and facilitate the rule of law, put in place a legal framework for good governance and ensuring effective delivery of legal services to the public as well as promoting reconciliation among Rwandans. The vision of Ministry of Justice is to promote and facilitate the rule of law in the country   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

Notary services are decentralized with one notarial office at eachsector, district, Ministry of Justice and at Rwanda Development Board (RDB/Business).

The public notary exercises the following powers in discharging duties:

 

1.        Authenticating documents by their signing;

2.        Legalizing signatures found on documents;

3.        Issuing copies of his own affidavits;

4.        Drafting contracts;

5.       Advising/counseling customers on his own services.

 

However for deeds to be used abroad, signatures from districts notaries shall be legalized by the National Notarial Office’s notaries.

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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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Monday to Thursday:
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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