Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said all cases of defamation and public humiliation ought to be treated as civil matters, with no exception. He was expressing his dissatisfaction following a Supreme Court decision to give the head of state preferential treatment in relation to the provisions on public insults and defamation.
Kagame Wants No Special Legal Protection From Defamation
New Times, 27 April 2019
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… Read more »
President Paul Kagame (file photo)
Defamation - Kagame Takes Issue With Special Legal Protection Granted to the President
New Times, 26 April 2019
A statement from the Office of the President indicates that Kagame's position is that defamation should be decriminalised, regardless of who's involved. Read more »
City Lawyer Mugisha on Why He Filed Penal Code Petition
New Times, 29 April 2019
Last week, the Supreme Court made its ruling on some provisions in the penal law following a petition by seasoned lawyer Richard Mugisha. Read more »
Media practitioners have welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to jail those that humiliate public authorities like the president and those who defame religious rituals in the ... Read more »
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