Workshops to analyze and propose follow up on UPR Recommendations given to Rwanda in 2015Published on: 11/10/2016

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Participants to the Workshop after the opening session
Participants to the Workshop after the opening session

The review of Rwanda was held on 4 November 2015. Rwanda presented the implementation status of the 67 recommendations accepted during the UPR cycle in 2011. Of these, 63 were fully implemented and the remaining 4 are in the process of being implemented. Rwanda accepted 50 recommendations during the twenty-third session that took place on 6 November 2015.

With the financial support from OHCHR in the context of One UN, LAF organised a three-day workshop at Golden Tulip Hotel in Nyamata District from 27 to 29 September 2016.

Participants to the Workshop during the introductory remarks
Participants to the Workshop during the introductory remarks

In his opening remarks, Honorable Busingye Johnson, the Minister of Justice/Attorney General thanked a lot the Members of the Coalition of Civil Society Organisation on UPR for their role in promoting human rights and pledged them the support from the Government.
Honorable Busingye Johnson opening the Workshop
Honorable Busingye Johnson opening the Workshop

This Workshop brought together 55 Rwanda UPR coalition members to: Deeply analyze and make sure coalition members understand the recommendations as they were given to Rwanda; Design strategies on awareness of the recommendations; Design strategies for the follow up of implementations and monitoring of the recommendations; Revisit UPR coalition thematic working groups; and Discuss about the current UPR Roadmap developed by the Ministry of justice and stakeholders.
Andrews Kananga, the Executive Director of LAF, presenting the structure of the Coalition
Andrews Kananga, the Executive Director of LAF, presenting the structure of the Coalition

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