CONTACTS

Tel: +250788309964
fkabasinga@certalaw.rw

   

EDUCATION

Ms. Kabasinga holds a Master of Laws degree (Magna cum Laude) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B Hons) from Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda).

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ounder and Managing Partner of the Firm, she is a Rwandan legal practitioner with almost two decades’ experience in the fields of international criminal law and domestic commercial and criminal justice in Rwanda..
Between 2003 and 2012, Ms. Kabasinga practiced on the international legal circuit where she held various positions, both at trial and appeals level, within the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR). While at the UNICTR, she prosecuted persons accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes where she was variously Case Manager, Assistant Appeals Counsel and Appeals Counsel. She drafted complicated legal briefs and appeared both the joint ICTR-ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia) Appeals Chamber.

From July 2013 to January 2016, she served as a Senior Legal Advisor to Rwanda’s Prosecutor General and the National Public Prosecution Authority’s International Crimes Unit where she advised senior Prosecutors on extradition of fugitive suspects; and best practices in the investigation and prosecution of international crimes.

From 2016 to date, Ms. Kabasinga has pivoted to providing legal services to commercial and banking clients and is a prolific litigator, bringing common law practice experience to her practice of law in Rwanda. Ms. Kabasinga holds a Master of Laws degree (Magna cum Laude) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B Hons) from Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda).

She is trained in mediation and conflict resolution from the International Institute of Mediation and Conflict Resolution and in arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She acts as a court appointed mediator. She has and continues to lecture on international criminal law, Rwandan criminal law and practice; human trafficking and cybercrimes, both locally and internationally. Ms. Kabasinga is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, the East African Law Society , the American Bar Association, the International Association of Prosecutors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Kigali Arbitration Center.