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EACJ to hold a sensitization workshop for the Judges, State Attorneys & Advocates on the role of the Court in advancement of the EAC integration agenda

East African Court of Justice Arusha, 11th June 2018: The East African Court of Justice has organized a three-day sensitization workshop for the Judges of the National Courts, State Attorneys and the Members of the Bar Association (Uganda Law Society) on the role of the Court in advancement of the East African Community integration agenda.

The workshop will be officiated by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Uganda, Justice Bart Katurebe on 13th June 2018, at the Judicial Studies Institute Nakawa.

During the workshop, there will be a number of paper presentations on the role of the judiciaries in East Africa in the integration process and the relationship of EACJ with National Courts, a paper that will be presented by the President of the Court (EACJ), Hon Justice Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja. Also, there will be a paper on the legal and Judicial framework of EAC and EACJ which will be presented by the Hon Justice Dr Charles Oyo Nyawello, the Jurisprudence of the Appellate Division done by Justice Geoffrey Mupere Kiryabwire of the EACJ Appellate Division as well as Justice of the Court of Appeal of Uganda. Justice Kiryabwire will also deliver a paper on the role of ICT in efficiency administration of Justice at the EACJ. Lastly there will be a paper on the jurisprudence of the EACJ First Instance Division and judicial responsibilities by the Deputy Registrar Her Worship Ms Geraldine Umugwaneza and the Research Officer of the Court.

The Court has held the same sensitizations in some of the Partner States like the Republic of South Sudan, Burundi and now Uganda and after will proceed to Rwanda and then later in Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi Kenya.


For more information, please contact:

Yufnalis Okubo
East African Court of Justice
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 27 2162149
mail: Okubo [at] eachq.org

About the East African Court of Justice:

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ or ‘the Court’), is one of the organs of the East African Community established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community. Established in November 2001, the Court’s major responsibility is to ensure the adherence to law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the EAC Treaty.

Arusha is the temporary seat of the Court until the Summit determines its permanent seat. The Court’s sub-registries are located in the respective National Courts in the Partner States.

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