Chief Justice calls for evidence-based law reforms

By IGIHE
On 9 November 2017 at 11:49

Chief Justice, Prof. Sam Rugege has called for deeper research to ascertain non-applicable laws and those that need to be reviewed as well as giving legal advice to institutions and how to apply the law in different circumstances.

Rugege was speaking yesterday while presiding over the swearing-in of new Chairperson for Rwanda Law Reform Commission, Aimable Havugiyaremye and Vice-chairperson Beata Mukeshimana.

He said that during reforms, the commission needs to carry out research by determining laws which do not respond to people’s problems.

“Conducting research on existing and new laws is necessary. When there is no research conducted on existing laws, they become inapplicable and obsolete. Others which are established without research do not respond to people’s problems but instead cause problems,” he said.

“This is the rationale behind incessant reforms. When there is proper research, they establish laws that solve people’s problems sustainably” he added,
He urged the commission to write laws in a language that is easy to understand.

“Laws should be written in understandable language. This is what the country expects from you. You should make sure that you do not publish laws that confuse users,” he urged them.

Havugimana said that the commission will conduct research on existing laws to identify whether they are still relevant.

New sworn-in Chairperson for Rwanda Law Reform Commission, Aimable Havugiyaremye and Vice-chairperson Beata Mukeshimana

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