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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Protocol of Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Rwanda and the Rwandese Patriotic Front on Miscellaneous Issues and Final Provisions
Record 512

Country :

Rwanda

Agreement Title/Name:
Protocol of Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Rwanda and the Rwandese Patriotic Front on Miscellaneous Issues and Final Provisions
Year :
1993
Date Signed :

3 August 1993

Summary :

Consisted of two chapters. Chapter I outlined arrangements for State Security Services including communal police, prisons services, and the Public Prosecution Department. Chapter II consisted of miscellaneous provisions giving details concerning oaths of office and violations of the Fundamental Law, by the President, Prime Minister, (PM) other ministers and Supreme Court judges, and outlining modalities for resignations by the President, PM and other ministers. Also provided for the ratification of international instruments on human rights; the deletion of reference to ethnic origin in official documents and precedence for the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights over the corresponding principles in the Constitution. Also set out procedure for amendments to the peace agreement and provided that the duration of the Transition period was to be 22 months, with the possibility of one extension.


Parties :
Government of Rwanda and Rwandese Patriotic Front
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Provides for RPF participation in State Security Services. Provides for Chairmanship of first session of the Transtiaional National Assembly.
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
An organic law shall determin the jurisdiction, organization and functioning of the Spureme Council of Magistrates (art 21).
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Violations of Fundamental Law by Prime Minister, Ministers, President, and Ministries of State will lead to proecudre. Providees for ratification of international instruments on human rights (art 15), and for deletion of references to ethnic group in official documents (art 16). Also provides for Universal Declaration of HR to take prcedence over corresponding principles in Rwandan constituiton, particularly where contrarty to UNHDR (art 17).
Judicial Reform :
An organic law shall determin the jurisdiction, organization and functioning of the Spureme Council of Magistrates (art 21).
Policing :
Provides for communal police. Also provides for reform of state security services, with new democratic priniples, and limiting powers away from polcing to military.
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
It shall be the duty of the TNA to make and authentic interpretation of the peace agreement (art 18). Proposals for amendment can be made by Broad-based Transitional Government and the Transitional National Assembly.
International Community :
'In the presence of' the facilitator (United republic of Tanzania). In the presence of the Represenatative of the Secretary General of the OAU.
UN Involvement :
Source :
on file with author


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