Rwanda-Netherlands Advisory Panel on Justice and Rule of law second meeting


Kigali, Rwanda 28th September 2016 – The Rwanda-Netherlands Advisory Panel on Justice and Rule of law second meeting   will start   at Serena Hotel Kigali. It brings together representatives from Government, academia and professional organisations within the field of Justice and Rule of law. According to the MOU between the Government of Rwanda and The Government of the Netherlands, this panel is chaired by the Minister of Justice of Rwanda and his Counterpart in Netherlands depending on where the meeting has taken place as they alternate annually.

The last meeting  was held in Netherlands from 17 to 19 June 2015 and  according to the MOU the current meeting will be held in Rwanda  from the 28th to 29th September 2016. The main purpose of this meeting is to enhance judicial cooperation, mutual legal assistance and policy dialogues between relevant stakeholders from the Netherlands and Rwanda in the area of Justice and rule of law.

As far as the agenda is concerned, panel members will discuss on the following topics: The Constitutional role of judges, the role of Alternative Dispute Resolutions mechanisms in the legal Process, the role of Victims in the legal process, the initial training model as catalyst for change and visibility of justice in society and a presentation on Rehabilitation centers in Rwanda.  As part of the meeting, there will be site visits by the panellists to different justice sector projects including Rwanda Forensic Laboratory, Abunzi Committee and they will visit Kigali Memorial Center.

Contacts: Francoise 0788474040, Regine 0785002853