Law and Peace Practice Group / Regional Director of the African Center for Justice Project

Louis-Marie Nindorera

Louis-Marie Nindorera is the Regional Director of the “African Center for Justice (ACJ) Project”, which aims to promote a sustainable capacity building program for professionals in the justice sector at a regional level. The program is managed by the American Bar Association – Rule of Law (ABA-ROLI) and based in Burundi, where Nindorera represents ABA-ROLI.

Before joining ABA-ROLI, he served for 11 years as the Director in Burundi of Global Rights, an international NGO. In this position, he oversaw the field office’s programming, which focused on women’s rights, land rights, and transitional justice. He is among the few Burundians from civil society who played a prominent and steady role in the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in Burundi, since the signing of the Arusha Peace Accord in 2000 and throughout regime changes until the present day. For five years (1997-2001), Louis-Marie Nindorera was the Executive Director of “Ligue Iteka”, the most prominent human rights league in Burundi during the civil war era. As a consultant, he conducted research on various land and transitional justice-related issues, including an information guide on the Burundi Truth and Reconcilation Commission (TRC) and a 3 year-strategic plan for the TRC.

Louis-Marie Nindorera is Burundian. He holds a Master’s degree in History from the National University of Burundi.

Working languages: English, French, Kirundi and Kinyarwanda

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