General Inspection of Courts

The General inspection of the Courts and Tribunals exercises a control and permanent supervisions to inferior Jurisdictions.

This mechanism allows noting that they rendered equitably the judicial decisions in accordance with the law, with the intention of fighting against the corruption within the judicial device.

Here are the duties of the Inspectorate General:

·         Leading and supervising the inspection of the functioning of the Courts and Tribunals and reporting on it to the President of the Supreme Court ;

·         Monitoring the functioning of the Courts and Tribunals and seeing whether it is in conformity with the law;

·         Monitoring the discipline of the judges and reporting on it to the President of the Supreme Court;

·         Managing the files of the Judges and Clerks;

·         Helping the other organs of the Supreme Court in the conception and execution of the training programmes of the judicial staff;

·         Analyzing and exploiting the reports of the Courts and Tribunals and formulating some recommendations to higher instances of the Supreme Court;

·         Helping the President of the Supreme Court in the preparation of the instructions concerning the conduct of the judicial staff;

·         Receiving the grievances of the magistrates and other judicial staff concerning the evaluation of their work;

·         Preparing the forms to be used in the Courts and Tribunals;

·         Helping the President of the Supreme Court and the Presidents of the Courts and Tribunals in the preparation of the instructions concerning the functioning of the Courts and Tribunals;

·         Receiving requests, carrying out investigations concerning the latter and communicating the findings from investigations to the President of the Supreme Court;

·         Carrying out investigations on the files which should be examined by the Superior Council of the Judiciary;

·         Helping the Superior Council of the Judiciary in the preparation of the recruitment and promotion examinations of the judicial staff;

·         Initiating the evaluation system of activities of the jurisdictions and the judicial staff.

 

The Inspector General:
 

RUKUNDAKUVUGA François Régis

Tel: (+250) 078 830 79 15


He was born in 1968. He did his university studies in the University of Burundi (1991 – 1993). He then joined the National University of Rwanda (1995-1997), where he got his B.A in Law. In 2009, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg – South Africa). On the professional level, he occupied the following positions:

·         Since 2009: Inspector General of the Courts and Tribunals;

·         2007 – 2009: Inspector General of the Courts and Tribunals;

·         2004 – 2007: Judge to the High Court and President of his Chamber of Nyanza;

·         2001 – 2004, Advisor to the Supreme Court, precisely in its Department of Gacaca Jurisdictions;

·         1998 – 2001 Executive Secretary IBUKA (Collectif des Associations de défense des droits des victimes du génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi) ;

·         1997 – 1998, Lawyer of the same Association.