Monthly Archives: December 2018

Rwanda:President Kagame should ensure the respect of the ruling of the ACHPR on the case of Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza to leave a positive legacy as chair of the African Union.

PRESS RELEASE

President Kagame should ensure the respect of the ruling of the ACHPR on the case of  Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza to leave a positive legacy as chair of the African Union.

When President Kagame took over the chairmanship of the African Union in January 2018, he was hailed as a great achiever, reformist and great pan Africanist,  who would take Africa to another level.  However, the failure of the Rwandan government to implement the ruling of the African Court on human and peoples’ rights in the case of Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza versus the Rwandan government during the term of office as chair of the African Union could knock down most of his credentials and expose him as no different from any other ruthless dictator.

The court ruling of December 7, 2018, African Court on human and peoples’ rights has ordered the Rwandan government to pay material and moral damages to Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and her family. The ruling followed a request submitted by the lawyers of Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza to the court after the Rwandan government refused to respond to the ruling of the court on November 24, 2017. The Rwandan government has been given six (6) months to implement the ruling on reparations after which an interest will be applied on the sum fixed by the court.