EACJ: Civil society group’s application regarding Burundi elections disallowed

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4 August 2015 – EAST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS FORUM (EACSOF) VERSUS 1. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF BURUNDI 2. COMMISSION ELECTORALE NATIONALE INDEPENDENTE (CENI) 3. SECRETARY GENERAL EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY The Applicant, East African Civil Society Organisations Forum (EACSOF), is a platform for Civil Society Organisations in East Africa that seeks to build ‘a critical mass of […]

EAC: Uganda challenges the jurisdiction of its High Court to interpret and apply the EAC Treaty

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27 April 2015 – The Appellate Division heard a matter referred by the High Court of the Republic of Uganda challenging the jurisdiction of the National Courts over interpretation and application of the Treaty for determination. Mr. Elisha Bafirawala Senior State Attorney representing the Attorney General of Uganda submitted that, the High Court of Uganda referred […]

Michael Power | Gendered jurisprudence: The inadequate representation of female judges on African courts

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20 April 2015 – The preamble to the African Charter stipulates that “freedom, equality, justice and dignity are essential objectives for the achievement of the legitimate aspirations of the African peoples”.  Article 3 provides that “every individual shall be entitled to equal protection of the law.”  In relation to the selection of judges – those […]

EAC: Court dismisses a case seeking to stop the granting of membership to South Sudan in EAC

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East African Court of Justice Arusha, 27th February 2015: The East African Court of Justice First Instance Division on 27th February 2015 dismissed the case against the Attorney Generals of the 5 Partner States, the Republics of Uganda (1st Respondent), Kenya (2nd Respondent), Tanzania (3rd Respondent), Rwanda (4th Respondent), Burundi (5th Respondent) and the Secretary […]

EAC: Court hears a matter concerning alleged disbarment of a Burundian advocate from law practice as an advocate and his restraint from moving out of the Country

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East African Court of Justice Arusha, 11 February 2015: The First Instance Division heard a matter filed by the East African Law Society (Applicant) against the Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi (1st Respondent) and the Secretary General of the East African Community (2nd respondent). The Applicant alleges that the acts of the agents and […]

EAC: Court dismisses a Rwandan Citizen Application and allows withdrawal of Zziwa’s Application on her removal from the Office of EALA Speaker

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East African Court of Justice Arusha, 3 February 2015: The First Instance Division dismissed an Application filed by a Rwandan citizen Mr. Niyitegeka Theoneste who failed to appear in Court for hearing his case. The Court also allowed the withdrawal of another Application by the Former Speaker of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) seeking to […]