The Rwanda Supreme Court, on Wednesday, July 6, certified 96 graduates who successfully completed a 6-month course in professional mediation.
To be Umuhuza (or a professional mediator), you must possess a bachelors’ degree in any field.
In total, Rwanda has 165 professional mediators to date who secured Chief Justice’s approval to start practising.
Some 250 others have also attended the mandatory 6-month course in mediation but they’ve yet to receive the green light from the Chief Justice authorising them to practise, or have not sought it.
This is contrary to Abunzi (community-based conciliators) that cannot adjudicate cases whose value exceed Frw3 million. There are a total of 17, 941 Abunzi countrywide.
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