Rwanda: ICJ letter to Parliament about Article 217 of draft penal code

The ICJ is writing to express deep concern about Article 217 of the draft Penal Code in Rwanda.

Based on the assessment of proposed legislation, ICJ believes the enactment of Article 217 would constitute a breach of Rwanda’s obligation under international law, as provided for in treaties to which Rwanda is a party.

Rwanda-letter Parliament draft-open letter-2009 (full text in English, PDF)

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