Calls for increased scrutiny of Rwanda’s human rights record

The Australian Human Rights Institute has called for greater scrutiny of Rwanda’s human rights record by international leaders ahead of its hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 in the Rwandan capital of Kigali this week.

Over the past year, the Institute has been campaigning to draw attention to the issue of enforced and involuntary disappearances in Rwanda. In 2021, it worked alongside human rights barristerJennifer Robinsonof Doughty Street Chambers, London and Australia’s leading independent law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth to assist human rights advocate Noël Yandamutso Zihabamwe with filing a UN complaint regarding such a case.

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