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UNILAK Law Students Society engages with Muhazi Citizens on Land Law and Dispute Resolution

UNILAK Law Students Society engages with Muhazi Citizens on Land Law and Dispute Resolution

In a bid to promote legal awareness and empower local communities, the UNILAK Law Students
Society of Rwamagana Campus, recently met with citizens of Muhazi Sector in Rwamagana
District during community gatherings.

UNILAK Law Students Society engages with Muhazi Citizens on Land Law and Dispute Resolution
The initiative aimed to educate citizens about land law and dispute resolution mechanisms
outside of the court system.
The events, held in collaboration with local community leaders, drew significant participation
from residents eager to understand their rights and responsibilities concerning land ownership
and disputes. Through interactive sessions, the law students shared insights on various legal
aspects, including land ownership, boundaries, and the importance of documenting
transactions.
One of the key highlights of the gatherings was the emphasis on alternative dispute resolution
methods, such as mediation and arbitration, as viable alternatives to lengthy court proceedings.
Students demonstrated how these approaches can help resolve conflicts amicably, saving time
and resources for all parties involved.
"We believe that by empowering communities with legal knowledge, we can contribute to a
more just and equitable society," said Mr. Mugabe Bora Thadée, a legal clinic manager at
UNILAK Rwamagana. "Our aim is to equip citizens with the tools they need to address land-
related issues effectively and peacefully."
The initiative received positive feedback from Muhazi Sector residents, who appreciated the
effort to bridge the gap between legal principles and everyday life. Many expressed gratitude
for the opportunity to learn about their rights and vowed to utilize the knowledge gained to
protect their interests in land matters.
Moving forward, the UNILAK Law Students Society plans to continue its outreach efforts in
other sectors, with a focus on promoting legal literacy and fostering a culture of legal
empowerment among Rwandan communities.