Case study: Rwanda – freedom of association and expression


Human Rights and Democracy 2012

The UK remains concerned over the constraints on political space in Rwanda, and is also disturbed about evidence of Rwandan support for the M23 militia who have committed human rights abuses in eastern DRC.

Freedom of association

Unregistered political parties experience harassment.  The law transferring responsibility for registering parties to the Rwanda Governance Board has yet to be passed.

Read  the 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report .