SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The Weinstein International Foundation (“Foundation”), a non-profit organization dedicated to making mediation available and accessible worldwide in the face of increasing global challenges and conflicts, welcomes Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rwanda Professor Sam Rugege to its board of directors.
Rugege retired from the bench in December 2019 after having served 16 years as Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice.
“I am greatly honored and humbled to be a member of the Weinstein International Foundation, joining a highly distinguished group of ADR pioneers. The Foundation is a champion of peaceful resolution of conflicts and other disputes, leading the effort of promoting greater access to justice through mediation and supporting education and training in mediation around the world. Rwanda has benefitted from its programs and I look forward to playing my part in this noble mission, especially in Africa where conflict continues to cause avoidable suffering and hamper development.”
A San Francisco-based non-profit organization, The Weinstein Foundation was founded by experienced dispute resolution pioneers in the U.S. and abroad, the organization leverages the growing network of ADR-trained Weinstein JAMS International Fellows to further promote mediation education and training while helping communities manage local, regional and cross-border non-commercial disputes in the public interest.