Mr. Aimable Havugiyaremye
Havugiyaremye Aimable is the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Rwanda. He has held other different positions in public service such as Chairperson of Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC), Rector of the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD), a Commissioner in the Commission in charge of advising the Parliament in reviewing the Constitution of Rwanda in 2015, Vice-Chairperson of Rwanda Law Reform Commission, Principal State Attorney in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Rwanda, and a Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Rwanda. He holds a Master’s degree in International Law from the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He also holds a Diploma in leadership from the Institute for National Transformation. He is experienced in different fields, including Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Legislative Drafting, Investigation, Access to Justice, Legal Education and Institutional strengthening.
Deputy Prosecutor General
Angélique HABYARIMANA, born in 1974, is the Deputy Prosecutor General . She is a holder of a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cape Town and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the ILPD. She participated to various national and international trainings and she is also qualified in the area of adult teaching methods. Angélique is a board member of a Child Protection Association. Since 2000, she has worked as a prosecutor at various levels, previously she pleaded before the High Court and the Supreme Court (2000-2009). Thereafter, Angélique was appointed as Inspector from February 2009 until now. Her main responsibilities is to conduct supervision of the day-to-day work of prosecutors in addition to the administrative duties that she handles within the Prosecution Office. Angelique was the leader of the gender-based violence Unit (2009-2011) with extensive experience in handling cases of gender-based violence and domestic violence. She is also a part-time lecturer and trainer at the Institute of Legal Practice, where she provides courses in the field of ‘Investigation on Gender-based Crimes’ as well as ‘Victim and Witness Protection’. She also supports the institute in teaching modules in the field of professional skills for prosecutors. As a focal person (from NPPA), in collaboration with the National Commission for Human Rights and the Gender Monitor Office, Angélique works in the field of children's rights and the implementation of the Convention against Torture in the country. Another area of focus is the inmate rights where Inspector Angélique assesses and responds to prisoners request in partnership with the Rwandan Correctional Service.
Mr Jean Damascene HABIMANA
Mr Jean Damascene HABIMANA, born in 1964 holds a Master’s Degree in Public Law received in 1991 from the State University of Moldova Kishnew and a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) of the National School of Magistrates (International Section) in Paris. He has held various positions: Inspector of Social Security and Head of the Department of Litagation and Inspectorate at the Rwanda Social Security Fund, Prosecutor; Principal State Attorrney at the Supreme Court and Expert in Legislative Reform Commission. He taught the course of Criminalistics at National University of Rwanda and participated in the training of judicial personnel at the Institute of Legal Practices and Development (ILPD) in Nyanza where he was a member of Board of Administrators. He participated in a number of training sessions and workshops on: •Training in International Criminal Law for judges and Prosecutors at the Hague Forum for judicial Expertise (Netherlands) •Leading High Performance Government in Rwanda by London National School of Governance • Managing the performance • American Political Philosophy • Operational and Production Management (School of Finance and Banking, Mburabuturo) • Business Intelligence (CTI / SFPJ Brussels) • Strategic Management & Marketing (The William Davidson Institute, Michigan) • Executive Skills Program in Finance & Accounting • Leadership & Executive Skills Program (The William Davidson Institute, Michigan) • Techniques of Interview and Interrogation • Analysis of interrogation records • Change Management • Case management and court statistics • Administration of Courts (Ottawa, Montreal, Canada) • XXIVth International Court on Ethics and Corruption (Brussels) • Judicial Reform (School of Judicial Administration and Diplomacy-DAKAR) • Domestic violence (German Judicial Academy-Treves) • Prevention and Judicial Treatment of Corruption (IDLI-ROME) • Executive Program for Prosecutors and Magistrates (Naval Justice School, United States) • Training-LAVAL GETTI on the functioning of the ICTR • Training CORINE-HERMEREL in the Private Law He is also knowledgeable of the following judicial systems: German, Belgian, French, Italian, Canadian, South African and Mauritius.