The Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda

Date: May 26, 2003

Relevant Keywords

Equality of arms
Fair trial standards
Individual criminal responsibility
Nulla poena sine lege
Nullum crimen sine lege
Presumption of innocence
Rights during investigation - arbitrary arrest or detention and deprivation of liberty
Rights during investigation - informed of belief that crime has been committed
Rights during investigation - not to be subjected to any form of coercion, duress or threat, to torture or to any other form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Rights during trial - adequate preparation of defence
Rights during trial - disclosure of evidence to defence
Rights during trial - informed promptly and in detail of charges
Rights during trial - legal assistance
Rights during trial - raise defences
Rights during trial - unsworn oral or written statement in defence
Statute of limitations - national proceedings