2019 stood out remarkably as a year with such a high number of successful petitions against national laws. In one year alone, three different laws were petitioned against by citizens (mainly lawyers) and as a result, the Supreme Court ended up changing several clauses or paragraphs. The story began in April this year when the…

President Paul Kagame has reacted to Wednesday’s decision by the Supreme Court to grant the Head of State special legal protection from defamation and public humiliation, saying there is no need for the clause. In the landmark ruling, the court invalidated articles in the penal law criminalising defamation and public insult against national leaders, persons…

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