INES-Ruhengeri in collaboration with Fordham University (USA), GIMPA Law School (Ghana) and White and Case organized four days training on Legal Ethics. The training was hosted by INES-Ruhengeri from 15th to 18th July 2019.
The legal ethics training programme is an intensive course aimed to acquaint students with the main principles and rules governing professional legal practice.
Vice Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri, Fr. Dr Fabien HAGENIMANA in his remark explained the motivation behind the creation of INES and its orientation of being institute of Applied sciences. “This training is in line with our orientation of applied sciences where we train students to have practical skills” said Vice Chancellor.
Prof Paolo Galizzi thanked the students from across the Africa for the passion and commitment to be professionals. Prof Paolo is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School and Visiting Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, GIMPA.
When opening the training Prof Sam Rugege, Chief Justice of the Republic of Rwanda underlined some points where lawyers have to think twice before using their powers:
- People interests
- Role of the law
- Confidence of the public
- Impact on the economy and business
“Government the Government of Rwanda is doing the best to have respectable institutions” said Prof Sam Rugege.