Johnston Busingye

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Johnston Busingye
Residence Kigali, Rwanda
Nationality Rwandan
Citizenship Rwandan
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Harvard Kennedy School
(Diploma in Governance)
Occupation Politician, Lawyer
Years active 1989 — present
Known for The Law, Politics
Title Minister of Justice & Attorney General, in the Cabinet of Rwanda

Johnston Busingye is a Rwandan lawyer, who has served as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, since 24 May 2013.[1]

Background and education[edit]

He has a Bachelor of Laws, obtained from Makerere University. He also holds a Diploma in Legal Practice, awarded by the Law Development Centre in Kampala. In addition, he holds a certificate, awarded by the John F. Kennedy School of Government, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.[2]


Johnston Busingye has held many positions in the Rwandan government and Rwandan judiciary. from 2006 until 2013, he served as the President of the High Court of Rwanda. Other responsibilities in the past, include as the National Prosecutor of Rwanda, as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice(Minijust), and as Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ).[2] In his capacity as Minister of Justice, he announced in July 2014, the decision by the government of Rwanda, not to become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Minijust (7 August 2017). "Busingye Johnston is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Rwanda". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Justice (Minijust). Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b {{cite web|url= |title=Profile of Johnston Busingye | accessdate=7 September 2017 |date=17 January 2014 |publisher=[[Zoominfo] |author=Zoominfo |location=Waltham, Massachusetts}}
  3. ^ Mugabe, Robert (31 July 2014). "Rwanda will not join Rome statute—Justice Minister". Kigali: Great Lakes Voice. Retrieved 7 September 2017.

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