Hon. Justice Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja

Holds a PhD in Law, University of Edinburgh, LLM (University of Edinburgh), LLB., National University of Rwanda (Now, University of Rwanda), Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program at the Stanford University. Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Certified Mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

Previously: Dean of the Law School, University of Rwanda (2009-2014); Member of the Superior Council of Judiciary (2009-2014); Member of the Supreme Council of prosecution (2009-2014); – Senior Lecturer at the National University of Rwanda; Team of Experts in the East African Community on Fears, Challenges and Concerns towards the East African Political Federation (2010-2011); Legal Advisor at the Rwanda Environment Authority (2009); Legal Advisor at the Rwandan Constitution Commision (2001-2003)Gave Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Dar es Salaam, Rwanda Senior Command and Staff, Rwanda National Police College.

Expert and arbitrator in both national and international arbitrations. Author of several academic and conference papers.

Appointed Judge of Appeal of the EACJ Appellate Division in November 2013.

Subsequently appointed the President of the EACJ in June 2014.