Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Mr. Andrews Kananga is currently the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Forum – Rwanda, a position he has held since 2008. From 2004 – 2008, Andrews was a Senior Legal adviser to National Semi-traditional Courts (Gacaca) that were charged with trials of people suspected of having committed Genocide in Rwanda. In 2012, Andrews was among the three Legal experts nominated by the Ministry of Justice in Rwanda to oversee the development of a legal aid policy in Rwanda. Andrews holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development of Rwanda, an LL.B from the National University of Rwanda and an LLM in criminal justice and international law of human rights from University Rwanda. Andrews has contributed enormously to legal reforms in Rwanda which ushered in the legal aid policy, legal aid bill, reform of the penal code and criminal procedure code and many more pieces of legislations that favour access to justice for the poor and vulnerable in Rwanda.