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Organization for Human Rights in Action

Kigali, Rwanda
Joined April 2016
Presence in: Rwanda
Focus: Other

Organization for Human Rights in Action operates in Rwanda and is a newly created, almost two months to this date. It aims at upholding the overall understanding of human rights. It seeks how to make clear the promotion of economic and social rights are founded on the recognition of fulfilling all civil and political rights. We strongly believe that the freedom from want remains utopia if the freedom from fear is not appropriately enforced.

People Associated With This Organization

Emmanuel Desire

Organization for Human Rights in Action (Unverified)
Joined August 2016
Interests: Education
my name is Desire,i am a student of university of calabar,
my main aim of joining this network is to help in changing the lives of so many people,and i know i can do it with the help of this network.

Valentin Akayezu Muhumuza

Organization for Human Rights in Action
Joined April 2016
Interests: Peace-building & Transitional Justice
Akayezu Muhumuza Valentin is a Legal Practitioner and a Human Rights Activist. His area of interest is domestic and international legal proceedings, International human rights law, transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building, democratic governance and rule of law.

Currently, he is a full-time Lecturer in the Institute of Legal Practice and Development. He is an engaged and vibrant social activist. He is now the President of a newly created Organization for Human Rights in Action operating in Rwanda.

Akayezu is an alumna of The Hague Institute of Global Justice, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (Accra), The Hague Academy of Local Governance, Institute of Development Studies (IDS-London), Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (Germany) and Institute for Security Studies/African Centre for Peace and Security Trainings.

Recently, he has pursued a research internship programme of three months in The Hague Conference on Private International Law, working in the project designed to promote The Hague Conventions in the region of Africa. Previously, He was Magistrate Court for a period of nine years and a Member of Bar for five years and part-time Assistant Lecturer in Institute of Applied Sciences, INES-Ruhengeli (Rwanda).

Last year (2014), his MA Research Paper has focused on resolving land disputes ownership in post-conflict society: The case of Republic of Burundi. Through the lines of his thesis, he highlighted on human rights protection as prime condition of creating a peace-loving climate in Burundi. He noted that legal and institutional frameworks are still weakened by the use of apparently land policies-related ethnic dynamics. He underscored a clear lack of legitimacy and collapse in responding to land conflicts which play a major role of social constraint facing many Burundian citizens.

He holds a Master Degree (LLM) in Business Law from National University of Rwanda, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Development studies and a MA in Development studies with a specialization in Human Rights and Peace Studies delivered by International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), part of Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Netherlands).
Valentin Akayezu Muhumuza is the network champion (main point of contact) for Organization for Human Rights in Action.

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