RCS Stakeholders

RCS mission is complex and needs to bring together many actors. These include Government institutions, local and international, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, Development Partners (donors), and others.  Identified RCS stakeholders and agreed on the need to clarify the criteria for membership of RCS and the roles and responsibilities entrusted to each stakeholder.

List of Stakeholders

NoStakeholdersMain Roles
1MINIJUSTHandle civil litigation against the State. Provides legal advice to the RCS. Draft legislation. Responsible for Justice sector policies
2MINALOCCooperation in supervision of TIG sentence implementation through the District Offices
3MINISANTE (MoH)To promote sustainable health care services to the inmates and detaineesProvide expertise and materials
4MINAFFETTo elaborate strategies and programmes on cooperation with regional and international correctional institutions
5MINEACTo aid RCS’s integration in the East Africa Community
6MIGEPROFProvides policy guidance on gender-mainstreaming within RCS as well as the proper treatment of juvenile offenders and children living with detained mothers.
7MINECOFINTo provide to RCS annual budget, technical assistance and trainings.
8MINEDUCProvide to RCS equipment and knowledge/skills transfer
9MINICOMContribute in marketing of RCS products and expertise

Others Government Institutions

1JudiciarySpeed up trials in order to decongest prisons
2JRLOSTo coordinate initiatives with aim at building reforms and strengthening the rule of law to promote good governance and a culture of peace.
3RDF / RNPProvide trainings to correctional officers and support in securing prisons outer yards.
4National Public Prosecution AuthorityComprises the Prosecution Headquarters and decentralized services (Intermediate and Lower Instance). Is responsible for investigations, for prosecuting crimes and for witness and victim protection and support.
5NCHRConducts education and reports on human rights. Examines alleged human rights violations and refers cases to court where appropriate.
6Institute of Legal Practice and DevelopmentCoordinates all programmes aimed at promoting unity and reconciliation for the Rwandan people, particularly through initiatives at the community level. Works closely with the Itorero ry’Igihugu to impart skills, cultural wisdom and positive values to younger generations to sustain peace and the reconciliation process.
7Rwanda National PoliceResponsible for maintaining safety, security and public order at the national and local level.
8Institute of Legal Practice and DevelopmentContributes to this objective through practical legal training for the whole justice sector.

Partner Institutions

1ICRCTo provide aids in sanitation, hygiene, infrastructure development, capacity building and promote detention regime which respect national legislation as well as internationally recognised standards.
2UNICEFTo provide supports to children living in prisons including both juvenile convicts and children living with parent convicts
3CTBProvides legal aid to juvenile detainees
4FBO (Faith Based Organizations)To provide support in terms of counselling and other spiritual information and guidance
5Civil Society OrganisationsTo provide financial and material support to prisons.
6Global FundAssists RCS to fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
7ICAPTo provide support to RCS in terms of medical programs
8DIDE: Dignité en détentionTo provide support to RCS in terms of rehabilitation of Nyagatare rehabilitation centre and education for juvenile offenders.
9Prisons FellowshipPrisons Fellowship’s mission is to provide Christian fellowship to all those involved in and affected by crime, thus promoting reconciliation, restoration, and reconciliation in the criminal justice system and surrounding communities.