Judges, court registrars from Commercial Courts trained on company and insolvency laws

Judges from commercial and commercial high courts in Rwanda, on Friday 8th September 2023, completed a five days training on law n° 007/2021 governing companies and law n° 075/2021 related to insolvency.

The Institute of Legal Practice and Development(ILPD)  in partnership with the Judiciary of Rwanda organized a training for Judges and Court registrars from the Commercial High court and commercial courts in order to upgrade the capacity, skills and knowledge of the judges and court registrars under the support of the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) project of the Dutch Embassy working with the Supreme Court.

The trainees witnessed having benefited from this training in many ways. They learnt about incorporation, forms and types of companies, companies’ growth and dissolution, shareholders’ rights, board members’ liabilities, powers of shareholders and their meetings, insolvency proceedings such as liquidation and reorganization, among other topics and shared a common understanding of these laws.

When closing the training, Clotilde Mukamurera, the President of Commercial High Court, mentioned that after the Genocide against Tutsi, the company law was first adopted in 2009. It was reviewed and adopted again in 2017, in 2018 and in 2021. Thus, the training was a momentous occasion to discuss changes made and how they will affect their judgments. 

“The law governing companies was first adopted in 2009. It was reviewed and adopted again in 2017, in 2018 and in 2021. So, the training helped people to reflect on changes that occurred in laws, analyze what to change in regards to updated laws and share the common understanding on dealing with cases in similar way,” stated Mukamurera.   

The Institute offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to judges, prosecutors, lawyers, Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) officers, Court Registrars, Bailiffs, Prisons Officers and Civil Society Organizations’ officials that intervene in the Justice Sector. It also organizes tailor-made short courses for other public officers and other similar candidates. 

Facilities like accommodation, catering services, rooms, and other materials are readily accessible at high standard.