Progress in Judicial Reform in Rwanda
July 26, 2008

This 113-page report examines changes to the judicial system adopted over the past four years. The report documents reforms including the abolition of capital punishment, but identifies continuing areas of concern, including the susceptibility of judges to pressure from members of the executive branch and other powerful persons, and the failure to assure basic fair trial standards – including the presumption of innocence, the right to present witnesses in one’s own defense, and the right to protection from double jeopardy.

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ISBN: 1-56432-366-8