MINIJUST: Rwanda has implemented 42 out of the 50 Human rights recommendations


The ministry of Justice says the government has so far achieved 42 out of the 50 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations on human rights which were adopted in 2015, TNT has reported

“We welcome views from anybody who is interested in the process and, for that matter, wishing to hold us to account on what we are doing,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye said on while addressing stakeholders on Thursday in Nyagatare District

“This is not an attempt to prepare for a case in Geneva (due to take place in November 2020). We do not have a case to respond to in Geneva or elsewhere. We are talking about human rights of our people,” he added

The UN Resident Coordinator for Rwanda, Fodé Ndiaye, commended the Government for its inclusive policy in laying strategies to achieve UPR recommendations.

“I would like to commend the Government of Rwanda for maintaining the UPR as an active dialogue for stakeholders who are fully involved in developing the roadmap of UPR implementation,” he said.

Held after every four years, UPR assesses the state of performance on human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all UN member states.

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