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Volume I: National Reports 1974

Nicodème Ruhashyankiko1

The Republic of Rwanda (République Rwandaise) is a unitary, social, and democratic state. Having been an independent kingdom in former times, it became a German protectorate in 1899. In 1919 it was placed under Belgian administration by the League of Nations; and in 1946 was subjected to the international trusteeship system set up…

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Nicodème Ruhashyankiko, “Rwanda”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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