2,981 appealed 2016/2017court decisions to Ombudsman

By IGIHE
On 16 October 2017 at 05:34

A report from the Office of the Ombudsman for 2016-2017 shows that the Office received a total of 2,981 case files from individuals appealing courts’ decisions, citing injustice in the rulings while 49 people requested for help in implementing court decisions.

While presenting the report to Parliament today, the Ombudsman, Anastase Murekezi explained that 1,934 (64.9%) cases were not handled in 2015-2016 while 1,047 (35.1%) were received in 2016-2017.

Murekezi said that of the cases that were appealed, a total of 1,033 were assessed and 67, equivalent 6.5%, were revised through the Supreme Court.

A total of 966, making 93.5% cases, the report indicates, had no injustice cases identified.
The report says that there are many cases which were not assessed in 2016-2017 because of the overwhelming numbers in contrast to a small staff to scrutinize the files.


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