Privacy rights in Rwanda

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Privacy rights in Rwanda are guaranteed by the constitution from 2003 with a revision in 2010.

Right to Privacy in Rwanda

TITLE II CHAPTER I ARTICLE 22

The private life, family, home or correspondence of a person shall not be subjected to arbitrary interference; his/her honour and good reputation shall be respected.

A person's home is inviolable. No search of or entry into a home may be carried out without the consent of the owner, except in circumstances and in accordance with procedures determined by Law.

Confidentiality of correspondence and communication shall not be subject to waiver except in circumstances and in accordance with procedures determined by Law.

TITLE II CHAPTER I ARTICLE 34

Freedom of speech and freedom of information shall not prejudice public order and good morals, the right of every citizen to honour, good reputation and the privacy of personal and family life. It is also guaranteed so long as it does not prejudice the protection of the youth and minors.