One of the functions of the Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC) is to ensure the codification and the adequate coordination of the laws of Rwanda. This is provided for in Article 5 (Paragraph 2, 30 )  of the Law no 44/2013 of 16/ 06/2013 establishing the RLRC and determining its mission, organization and functioning, as amended to date.

 

The advantage of this kind of codification and coordination is to compile in a single compendium all the Rwandan legislation relating to a specific domain of Law. At the same time, amended legal texts are consolidated. Various modifications, insertions and repeals of some of their provisions are integrated and highlighted in the original texts. Thus, to achieve his or her purpose, the user is no longer obliged to consult the law and its various amendments in scattered texts hitherto published in different Official Gazettes of the Republic of Rwanda.

 

In order to make these laws known and to facilitate access to them, RLRC publishes regularly(annually)  on its website, compendia of laws as planned.

 

However, the consolidated texts contained in each compendium do not in any way modify the authenticity of the texts previously published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda and therefore do not replace them.