THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF RWANDA AND THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN HAVE SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

On Wednesday, September 18th 2019, the Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Rights and the Ombudsman signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate a smooth collaboration between two institutions and to jointly foster prevention and fight against Corruption, Injustice and protection of Human Rights in Rwanda and to establish the necessary arrangements for the implementation of the agreement.

The importance of such joint efforts, in the enforcement of the International instruments and National laws against Corruption, Injustice and to protect Human Rights, is key to both parties to contribute to the country’s realization of sustainable peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law as provided for in the goal No 16 for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Representatives of the National Commission for Human Rights and the Office of the Ombudsman recognized and appreciated the existing collaboration and assured each other of their full commitment to ensure the signed agreement is operational to impact the citizens’ holistic welfare to whom they are both accountable.

                                                    Representatives of both Institutions

To achieve this, both parties agreed on the core areas of collaboration and joint mechanisms by which the activities shall be carried out and regulated by this agreement. These activities shall include mobilization of citizens to raise their awareness on the dangers of corruption and injustice and to enhance their knowledge of the fundamental human rights principles. Both parties shall also carry out joint monitoring and evaluation operations to ensure the achievement of this agreement’s stipulations are realized.