The Ministry of justice calls on employees to advocate for their rights following complaints in various institutions 

The Ministry of justice calls on employees to advocate for their rights following complaints in various institutions 

The emphasis was made after it was realized that there are some employers who do not fully observe the rights of their workers.

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Discussions at the national level involving the Ministry of Justice were held this Wednesday, with the Human Rights Commission, and other various governmental and non-governmental bodies. The main focus has been on reviewing the implementation and promotion of human rights in various sectors, particularly in the field of labor. However, there are concerns raised about the need for stronger enforcement mechanisms, especially regarding the rights of workers.

Mrs. Providence Umurungi, the Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission, states, "Often when we discuss human rights, people understand it in terms of good behavior, they understand it in terms of politics, but when it comes to everyday life, the economy is growing, businesses, cooperatives, and companies are carrying out their activities in Rwanda and employing Rwandans. However, does this economic growth truly reflect the respect for their rights?"

She continues, "That's why we say let's start this discussion, but let's engage with stakeholders so they can help us all reach a point where Rwanda has a respected place, where laws are respected, and where people aim to achieve goals."

Uwase Marie Claire, responsible for legal affairs and activities within the government's PSF (Private Sector Federation), returns to one of the fundamental human rights that need to be emphasized in business entities.

She states, "Like other Rwandans, entrepreneurs should respect the laws, they are bound by labor laws, especially in terms of hiring children, promoting women, ensuring decent working conditions, and providing good business practices. In their interactions with employees, they should respect human rights. It's not just about compliance but also about dialogues that will help us understand each other better."

Mr. Mbonera Theophile, a senior official in the Ministry of Justice and a government representative, emphasizes the importance of continuing education on human rights to ensure that those who are not yet aware are ready to be informed.

In the labor law of Rwanda in 2018, there are provisions regarding the rights and obligations of employees, which it outlines penalties for Rwandans and foreigners who violate human rights.

Written by GAKUBA Felix Abduljabar/ Author: Grace KAGEME

 

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The Ministry of justice calls on employees to advocate for their rights following complaints in various institutions 

The Ministry of justice calls on employees to advocate for their rights following complaints in various institutions 

 Feb 23, 2024 - 14:56

The emphasis was made after it was realized that there are some employers who do not fully observe the rights of their workers.

kwamamaza

Discussions at the national level involving the Ministry of Justice were held this Wednesday, with the Human Rights Commission, and other various governmental and non-governmental bodies. The main focus has been on reviewing the implementation and promotion of human rights in various sectors, particularly in the field of labor. However, there are concerns raised about the need for stronger enforcement mechanisms, especially regarding the rights of workers.

Mrs. Providence Umurungi, the Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission, states, "Often when we discuss human rights, people understand it in terms of good behavior, they understand it in terms of politics, but when it comes to everyday life, the economy is growing, businesses, cooperatives, and companies are carrying out their activities in Rwanda and employing Rwandans. However, does this economic growth truly reflect the respect for their rights?"

She continues, "That's why we say let's start this discussion, but let's engage with stakeholders so they can help us all reach a point where Rwanda has a respected place, where laws are respected, and where people aim to achieve goals."

Uwase Marie Claire, responsible for legal affairs and activities within the government's PSF (Private Sector Federation), returns to one of the fundamental human rights that need to be emphasized in business entities.

She states, "Like other Rwandans, entrepreneurs should respect the laws, they are bound by labor laws, especially in terms of hiring children, promoting women, ensuring decent working conditions, and providing good business practices. In their interactions with employees, they should respect human rights. It's not just about compliance but also about dialogues that will help us understand each other better."

Mr. Mbonera Theophile, a senior official in the Ministry of Justice and a government representative, emphasizes the importance of continuing education on human rights to ensure that those who are not yet aware are ready to be informed.

In the labor law of Rwanda in 2018, there are provisions regarding the rights and obligations of employees, which it outlines penalties for Rwandans and foreigners who violate human rights.

Written by GAKUBA Felix Abduljabar/ Author: Grace KAGEME

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