Rwanda Seeking to Formalise Abusive Arrests of Street Children?

A Human Rights Watch report that documents the detention of street children for periods of up to six months at Gikondo Transit Center, in Kigali, has been released. It says that since 2017, government policies have sought to legitimise and regulate detention in so-called transit centers, while in reality, the new legislation provides cover for the continuing arbitrary detention of, and violations against detainees, including children.



  • Rwanda:   Abusive Detention of Street Children

    HRW, 27 January 2020

    Rwandan authorities are seeking to formalize their abusive arrests and detention of some of the country's most vulnerable children under the pretense of rehabilitating them, Human… Read more »

“There is nothing good there,” a former Gikondo detainee tells Human Rights Watch about the center in 2015 (file photo).

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