School of Law

School of Law

Innocent Musonera, LLM

Name : Innocent Musonera
Position : Head of Public Law
Office: School of Law head office (at Huye campus)
Mobile Phone:+250(0) 788 568 369

Innocent Musonera has an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University – The Netherlands, and an LLB from the National University of Rwanda. He is also a holder of a few certificates, the major ones being in advanced training in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Developed and Delivered by the Africa Justice Foundation (AJF), Collaborative Development Partners (CDP), and the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Nyanza – Rwanda, July 2014; and in advanced training in IHL organised by ICRC Nairobi Delegation from 23rd to 26th March 2015 in Nairobi – Kenya. Prior to joining the School of Law, Innocent worked as an Advisor to the Governor of Eastern Province. He is currently an academic staff member at the School of Law, College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Rwanda, where in addition to academic responsibilities; he also serves as head of public law department. He is also a practitioner registered with the Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) and East African Law Society (EALS). His research interest is in International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Human Rights and Criminal Justice.


Areas of research interest::
- Criminal Justice
- International Humanitarian Law
- Human Rights
- International Criminal Law


- I. Musonera and E. Mugagga, Ensuring Respect of International Humanitarian Law: A Brief Assessment of the Implementation Process in Rwanda (upcoming) - I. Musonera, Bail system in Rwanda (upcoming)
- Training of Court Bailiffs in Rwanda (2007), supported by the World Bank though the Ministry of Justice - Case commentary: some selected cases decided by the Rwandan Supreme Court and High Court in 2005-2006, Faculty of Law, NUR (2008-2009)
- International Humanitarian Law
- Criminal Procedure - International Criminal Law
- Media Law
Other activities:
- Member of the Rwanda Bar Association (KBA)
- Member of the East African Law Society
- Member of the Africa-Low Countries Network (ALCN)
- Involved in management of the Law sub-programme, UR-Sweden Programme