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Ministry of Justice (MINIJUST)

The mission of the Ministry of Justice / Office of the Attorney General is to organise and to oversee the promotion of the rule of law and justice for all.

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Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC)

The Ministry of Sports and Culture oversees five agencies including the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide, National Library and Archives and the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda. The ministry is responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of policies and strategies that build the cultural foundational of Rwanda's development.

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National Commission for the Fight against Genocide

Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) was created in 2007 with a vision of a world free from genocide and genocide ideology. Its mission is to prevent and fight against genocide and genocide ideology and address its consequences both within and outside of Rwanda.

The commission is comprised of an Advisory Council, a Commissioners Council and an Executive Secretariat. CNLG works closely with Rwanda’s Ministry of Sports and Culture which is responsible for preserving the memory of the Genocide.

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Ibuka

Ibuka is the umbrella organisation for survivor associations in Rwanda. It acts as the main advocacy body for survivor organisations at home and abroad. Established in 1995, Ibuka works to preserve the memory of the genocide and lobbies for justice for survivors.

Ibuka’s vision is to see a future where survivors live in dignity, are socially included and financially independent. Ibuka advocates for survivors, and monitors support programs to ensure survivors’ livelihoods improve.

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The Kigali Genocide Memorial (KGM)

The Kigali Genocide Memorial was opened on 7 April 2004, the 10th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. It was established by the Aegis Trust and the Kigali City Council. Standing in the heart of Rwanda’s capital at a site where some 250,000 victims of the genocide lie buried, the memorial comprises exhibitions, gardens, educational facilities and the Genocide Archive of Rwanda.

The Kigali Genocide Memorial continues to be run by Aegis on behalf of Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide as a place of remembrance and learning for a new generation.

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Aegis Trust

The Aegis Trust was founded in the 2000 by brothers Dr James and Dr Stephen Smith, who are also the founders of the UK’s first Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre. Aegis was created in response to the genocide crises that took place during the 1990s in Rwanda, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Aegis was established to apply lessons learnt from previous genocides and warn the world of the threat of genocide. It fights against genocide by building the political will to take preventive action against mass atrocities. In Rwanda, Aegis is based in the capital Kigali and works across the country.

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Genocide Archive of Rwanda

The Genocide Archive of Rwanda is the first of its kind in Rwanda. The collection includes thousands of photographs, objects, audio recordings, video recordings, documents and publications as well as interactive mapping data.

The materials are preserved to international standards and are accessible locally to those who visit the physical archive at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The physical archive room is both temperature and humidity controlled to ensure items are stored safely. An online digital archive is accessible from anywhere in the world via the Genocide Archive of Rwanda website.

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