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Empowering legal professionals: ILPD graduates 139 lawyers expected to champion Justice in Rwanda

By IGIHE
On 9 December 2023 at 08:33

The Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Nyanza District, Southern Province, has witnessed the graduation of 139 legal professionals who have successfully completed the institution’s inaugural specialized postgraduate program. The ceremony underscores the pivotal role these graduates are poised to play as catalysts for positive change within Rwanda’s justice system.

The newly minted lawyers express a commitment to utilizing the acquired knowledge to enhance their proficiency in delivering justice to all Rwandans. Armed with expertise from five specialized course programs, these graduates have seamlessly integrated into various facets of the justice sector, assuming roles such as prosecutors, judges, court clerks, and legal researchers.

"We have gained invaluable knowledge that equips us to effectively resolve disputes arising from agreements, addressing a critical need within our legal landscape," remarked one of the graduates.

Dr. Aimé Muyoboke Kalimunda, the Rector of ILPD, emphasized the multifaceted contributions these specialized legal professionals will make to the judicial sector. He highlighted that while a judge with a Bachelor’s or higher degree possesses foundational knowledge, specialization provides an additional layer of expertise crucial for efficient case management.

"Specialization not only expedites case proceedings but also enhances the overall efficiency of the judicial process, ultimately reducing associated costs and bolstering citizens’ confidence in the judiciary," noted Dr. Muyoboke.

Acknowledging the intricate nature of contemporary challenges and the evolving landscape of conflicts globally, Faustin Nteziryayo, President of the Supreme Court, underscored the significance of these specialized courses in ensuring the delivery of quality justice.

The curriculum, which covers cross-border crime prosecution, trial and sentencing procedures, contract law application, implementation of the Civil Procedure Act, and Companies Act, reflects the ILPD’s commitment to preparing graduates for the complexities of the legal profession.

The newly minted lawyers express a commitment to utilizing the acquired knowledge to enhance their proficiency in delivering justice to all Rwandans.
Dr. Aimé Muyoboke Kalimunda, the Rector of ILPD, emphasized the multifaceted contributions these specialized legal professionals will make to the judicial sector.
Faustin Nteziryayo, President of the Supreme Court, underscored the significance of these specialized courses in ensuring the delivery of quality justice.

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