MISSION AND FUNCTIONS 

 

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

Abakozi b'Indashyikirwa

 
RUBANGO K. Epimaque
MUKARUGIRA Marie

MAJ (Maisons d’Accès à la Justice)

The Ministry of Justice has established Access to Justice Bureaus (MAJ) at every District level (3 lawyers per District) as decentralized service to assist citizens to access legal aid at free cost.

Their major responsibilities are:

ü To advise people on law related issues,

ü To disseminate laws and regulations,

ü To advise specifically Abunzi in legal matter and procedures, monitor and follow-up their activities;

ü To coordinate the execution of court judgments and execute judgments for poor and vulnerable people

ü To provide legal assistance and legal representation in Courts for poor and vulnerable people

ü To handle all issues related to GBV

ü To assist people in conflict resolution through mediation (between themselves) or between them and other relevant organs.

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