Power of Mercy Advisory Committee (POMAC) of the Republic of Kenya visit Ministry of Justice

Power of Mercy Advisory Committee (POMAC) of the Republic of Kenya visit Ministry of Justice

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Madam Cherie Blair meets Minister of Justice/Attorney General and Rwanda Africa Justice Foundation (AJF) Alumni

Madam Cherie Blair meets Minister of Justice/Attorney General and Rwanda Africa Justice Foundation (AJF) Alumni

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Justice sector held a Public Relations and Communications Officers workshop at ILPD Nyanza

Justice sector held a Public Relations and Communications Officers workshop at ILPD Nyanza

From the 22nd June to 25 June 2015, the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD)-Nyanza hosted all Public... 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

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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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

Website:www.minijust.gov.rw