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Kigali (17/11/2015): The Rwandan Senate has today finalised the revision of the constitution and adopted to keep two term limits, but left the contradicting Article 172, which allows a transitional term of seven years, before Article 101 could be implemented.  The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, finds this Article 172 a key challenge to peaceful transfer of power and sustainable peace and security. DGPR will therefore conduct a no change campaign when the referendum is confirmed.The... Read more
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The evidence of climate change is overwhelming around the continent. African states are requested to go with one voice and one position to the UN’s Conference on Climate Change in Paris, which is to demand climate justice for the African people. (In English and Spanish) Read more
DGPR President, Dr.Frank Habineza
Greens are part of the global movement building momentum for a safe climate. Rwanda Green Democrats will be in the global climate marches on 27-29 November, the weekend before COP21 begins. We will be at COP21 in Paris.  DGPR President, will be a key speaker  in the Global Greens webinar (online seminar) where Greens will come together and discuss what we are doing to tackle climate change.Speakers will include:Christine Milne (Global Greens Ambassador and formerly Leader of the Australian... Read more
Petition to Rwandan Parliament
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda takes note of today's (29/10/2015) vote by the Rwandan Parliament on the draft constitution and especially on Article 101, regarding term limits. It’s good that the Parliament took notice of our request and accepted to reduce the term limits from 7 years to 5 years and also to maintain the term limits.This is a big victory on one hand and we congratulate them for that action. We are, however, surprised on the other-hand by the introduction of the new Article... Read more
Rwanda Supreme Court
Umwanzuro wa nyuma wu Rukiko rw'ikirenga mu rubanza Ishyaka Democratic Green Party of Rwanda ryarezemo Leta yu Rwanda, nkuko rwasomwe kuwa 8/10/2015.  Read more
DGPR Political Bureau meeting
On Saturday, 17th October 2015, the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, successfully trained its political bureau members on participatory democracy, human rights and elections at Hotel Le Printemps in Kigali. Read more
Dr.Frank Habineza
Today, the 8th of October 2015, Rwanda’s Supreme Court, chaired by the Chief Justice, Prof.Sam RUGEGE, ruled in favour of changing the constitution in the case submitted by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, vs the Government of Rwanda, regarding the non-lifting of Presidential Term Limits from the Constitution.According to Article 98 of the Rwandan Constitution, the President of the Republic is the Guardian of the Constitution and guarantor of national unity.The Democratic Green Party of... Read more
DGPR with Media
Green Party yasabye Urukiko guhagarika Komisiyo yashyizweho yo kuvugurura Itegeko Nshinga*Ijambo ‘NTA NA RIMWE’ rigaragara mu ngingo y’ 101 rifite icyo risobanuye; ni kirazira”*Mu bihugu duturanye; aho manda zahinduwe ibintu ntibyagenze neza”*Itegeko Nshinga ntirishyirirwaho umuntu; rishyirirwaho Repubulika”*Uruzitiro bashyize kuri iyi ngingo (101); uyu munsi si bwo bifuje ko rwagwa”*Izi ngingo (101 na 193) zirasobanutse keretse uwazisobanura abiganisha mu nyungu ze.Ibi ni bimwe mu bisobanuro... Read more
DGPR at the Supreme Court
Today, the 23rd of September 2015, Rwanda’s Supreme Court, chaired by the Chief Justice, Prof.Sam RUGEGE, started the full hearing of the case submitted by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, regarding the non-lifting of Presidential Term Limits from the Constitution.The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, presented details on why it believes that the term limits of the President of the Republic, should not be changed or removed from the constitution.Article 101 of the Constitution, makes it... Read more
Dr.Frank Habineza, with the media after the court ruling
Today, the 9th September 2015, Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled competent to try the case submitted by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda vs State, against the constitutional change on lifting of Presidential Term Limits.The State defendants had challenged the Supreme Court’s competence to try this case and also submitted that the case had no value and substance. The Supreme Court has rejected all State submissions.The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda filed the lawsuit to the Supreme Court on 3rd... Read more
Dr.Frank Habineza
Ishyaka ‘The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda’, ritavuga rumwe n’ubutegetsi, ryasabye Perezida Kagame kudasinya itegeko rishyiraho Komisiyo ishinzwe guhindura Itegeko Nshinga mbere y’uko umwanzuro w’Urukiko rw’Ikirenga utangazwa.Iri shyaka rivuga ko arisinye byateza ikibazo mu bijyanye n’amategeko mu gihe ikirego cyaryo kijyanye no kudahindura Itegeko Nshinga kikiri mu Rukiko rw’Ikirenga, umwanzuro ukaba uzafatwa ku itariki ya 9 Nzeli 2015.Green Party isabye ibi nyuma y’uko Kuwa 27 Kanama 2015... Read more
Ikigo Centre For Human Rights-Rwanda cyari gushyigikira Ishyaka Democratic Green Party of Rwanda mu urubanza iregamo Leta y’u Rwanda ku ivugururwa ry’itegeko Nshinga, aho Inteko Ishinga Amategeko yamaze kwemeza ishingiro ry’ubusabe bw’abaturage ku kuba Itegeko Nshinga ryavugururwa Perezida Kagame Paul akemererwa kwiyamamaza cyavanywe mu rubanza.Iri shyaka ryari rishyigikiwe muri uru rubanza n’ikigo giharanira iyubahirizwa ry’uburenganzira bwa muntu mu Rwanda (Centre for Human Rights –Rwanda-CHR... Read more
Abunganira Leta y’u Rwanda mu rubanza iregwamo n’ishyaka Green Party bavuze ko Urukiko rw ‘Ikirenga nta bubasha rufite bwo kuburanisha urubanza rwabo, byanatumye urubanza rusubikwa rukazasubukurwa tariki ya 9 Nzeli 2015.Muri uru rubanza Leta y’u Rwanda yari ihagarariwemo na Me Marara Aimable, Me Mbonera Theophile na Me. Rubango Epimaque, bavuze ko ubusanzwe Urukiko rw’Ikirenga ruburanisha imanza zazanywe urega avuga ko atishimiye ibyavuye mu matora.Abunganira Leta mu rubanza iregwamo n’ishyaka... Read more
Ububasha bw’urukiko rw’ikirenga bwo kuburanisha urubanza rwerekeye kurengera Itegeko Nshinga, ni cyo cyaburanyweho ku munsi wa mbere w’iburanisha ry’Urubanza ishyaka riharanira Demokarasi no kurengera ibidukikije (DGPR) riregamo Leta y’u Rwanda.Mu gitondo cy’uyu wa 29 Nyakanga 2015, Urukiko rw’Ikirenga rwaburanishije urubanza Ishyaka DGPR riregamo Leta y’u Rwanda, rinasaba ihagarikwa ry’ibikorwa byose bigamije kuvugurura Itegeko Nshinga.Ubwo iburanisha ryatangiraga, Umucamanza Prof.Sam Rugege,... Read more
Kigali: Le verdict dans le procès du Parti d’opposition des Verts contre le Gouvernement rwandais sur la modification de l’article 101de la Constitution sera rendu le 9 Septembre 2015 à 9 heures du matin, selon le Président de la Cour Suprême, le Professeur Sam Rugenge. Les deux parties durant le procèsLe Président de la Cour Suprême a tenu ce propos après que les deux parties, Green Party, et les trois avocats du Gouvernement, aient défendu leur cause.Le président de Green Party, Dr Frank... Read more
Before the Supreme Court Judges
Rwanda’s Supreme Court has today, the 29th of July 2015, started hearing, the petition against the change of the Rwandan Constitution, especially Article 101, regarding lifting of Presidential term limits, filed by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda.The Court process, started with the acceptance of the Amicus Curiae, filled by the Centre for Human Rights-Rwanda. The State advocates prayed to Court not to accept this Amicus Curiae, that, its petition was aimed at supporting the Democratic... Read more
Amicus Curiea
Ishyaka Riharanira Demokarasi no Kubungabunga Ibidukikije (Democratic Green Party of Rwanda) ryabonye urishyigikira mu kurega basaba ko ingingo ya 101 mu itegeko Nshinga igena umubare wa manda k’umukuru w’igihugu cy’u Rwanda itahinduka. Ikigo giharanira iyubahirizwa ry ’Uburenganzira bwa muntu mu Rwanda (Centre For Human Rights - Rwanda) nacyo cyandikiye urukiko rw’ikirenga inyandiko ndende ibumbatiye ikirego gisa n’icya Green Party mu kurega Leta y’u Rwanda gushaka guhindura itegeko rikuru ry’... Read more
Dr.Frank Habineza
Umuryango uharanira uburenganzira bwa muntu mu Rwanda (Center for Human Rights) wagobotse ushyigikira ishyaka riharanira Demokarasi no kurengera ibidukikije (DGPR) mu rubanza riregamo Leta y’u Rwanda ku ivugururwa ry’Itegeko Nshinga.Nk’uko byagaragajwe mu mwanzuro ‘Amicus Curiae’ ushyigikira DGPR muri urwo rubanza, uyu muryango wavuze ko ikirego cy’iryo shyaka gifite ishingiro kandi ko Urukiko rw’Ikirenga rufite ubushobozi bwo kuburanisha iki kirego.Mu ngingo 38 uyu muryango wagaragaje nk’... Read more
Supreme Court
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda is pleased to inform the entire public and members of the media that the Centre for Human Rights - Rwanda has submitted to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Rwanda an ‘Amicus Curiae’ as friends of the court, a legal statement supporting the case of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda versus the State, against the lifting of term limits from the Rwandan Constitution.The Supreme Court hearing will be on this Wednesday, 29th July 2015 at 09:00 AM. The... Read more
Supreme Court
Rwanda’s Supreme Court today accepted to adjourn the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda’s case against the change of the constitution to 29th July 2015, after the lawyer failed to turn up.DGPR has had challenges in getting legal representation in Court as most of the lawyers contacted gave different reasons for not taking on the case.  Some cited fear, personal reasons and unanimous threats, as reasons preventing them to take on the case. It was equally shocking this morning when the lawyer who... Read more

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