Access to justice project launched in Rwanda
The Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have launched a new project aimed at supporting mediator to play a significant role in providing justice in the local communities.
The project was launched on February 21, in Ngoma and Kayonza districts in the eastern province by the minister of Justice, Tharcisse Karugarama. The project will cost over USD940.000 funded by the Netherlands government.
The project will provide capacity to mediators in terms of training and facilitation to enable mediators to effectively pursue justice under the thematic concept of Justice as source of peace and security
During the launch, the Minister of Justice, Karugarama said that mediators play a significant role in resolving conflicts and issues in the community, and capacity building for mediators was essential to have them provide justice in the most appropriate ways.
As a way of facilitating legal aid project to support mediators, two brand new motorbike and computers were handed over to Access to Justice Bureaus- commonly known by the French acronym- Maisons d’Accès à la Justice/ (MAJ). Similar facilities will also be provided to other communities in future.
One of the mediators, Jean Nepomusenti Mubirigi said that most mediators face a problem of transport, and the donation will enable the teams of mediators to access many communities and provide better services.