Jean Pierre Habarurema
External PhD candidate
- J.P. Habarurema
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Jean Pierra Habarurema (1986) is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden University.
Jean Pierra Habarurema (1986) is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden University. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on the practice of pre-trial detention in Rwanda. The title of his research is ‘Practice of Pre-trial Detention in Rwanda: Challenges and prospects’. His research explores the legal framework of pre-trial detention in general and in Rwanda in particular by investigating the extent to which Rwanda complies with its international obligations as far as [pre-trial] detention is concerned. The research mainly focuses the application of the law in books and the law in practice and proposes the strategies to overcome the challenges.
His promotors are Prof. Dr. P. Schyut and Prof. Dr. N. Huls. Jean Pierre graduated with a master’s degree (LL.M) in Criminal Justice from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and has worked as a prosecutor at different levels in the National Public Prosecution Authority of Rwanda since 2012 up to date. He is currently a National Prosecutor within the same institution where he represents the public prosecution in criminal cases before the High Court. He is also a guest lecturer at Kigali Independent University, University of Lay Adventist of Kigali and the University of Kigali where he teaches Criminal law and Criminal procedures.
His general academic interests are Criminal law, criminal procedures and human rights.