Rwanda : Prosecution sets new strategy for justice
Rwanda’s Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga has said that his office will ensure that there won’t be any more pending justice cases sitting on the shelves, now that all the awaiting cases from 2004 have been resolved.
Ngoga said that problem of pending cases become a clear issue to the prosecution chamber countrywide especially after the reforms in the justice sector in 2004, in which over 35 thousand cases were reportedly unaddressed.
Ngoga said that there have been various measures taken during the reform process in order to have the cases addressed, beginning with those that were not finalized, so as to showcase the country growth.
The Prosecutor General made the remarks while addressing the press this September 10, 2012. Ngoga said that the newest commitment from his office is to have any new justice case resolved in a period not more than a month.
Research on the justice sector in Rwanda, indicated that these cases were delayed due to too much work piled on the prosecutors, however the prosecutors have been divided into cluster working groups as part of the solutions to have these cases finalized and ensuring that a good job is done in each case.