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Ombudsman Roots for Mediation in Resolving Family Disputes

Thursday, 8th February 2019

"The Ombudsman, Anastase Murekezi, has challenged the residents of Rwamagana District to always consider mediation first when dealing with family disputes before rushing to court processes.

Some family disputes taken to the Office of the Ombudsman by citizens, Murekezi said, expose the lack of dialogue among family members.

The Ombudsman was on Tuesday launching a three-day anti-injustice campaign in Rwamagana where he spent the better part of the day listening to cases of injustice that the residents face.

Most of the problems in rural Rwanda, he said, were land related disputes.

"There are problems we found that need to be discussed in families. For instance, we highly appreciated a judgement in Ngoma Intermediate Court where one case had not fairly been solved in lower courts, and the court decided to refer the case back to the family," he said."

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Language: English
Contact: Jean De Dieu Nsabimana

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