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EACJ set for long End of Year Sessions resuming this week

East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania, 28th October, 2019: Both Divisions of the Court are set for the long end of year sessions resuming this week. The First Instance Division, which has line a number of cases, will start its sessions this week on Tuesday, 29th and go up to 6th December, 2019 while the Appellate Division will also set off two weeks later on 12th November up to 26th November 2019.

The First Instance Division in total will handle 28 matters before it and among these are: nine (9) References, five (5) Applications, 10 scheduling conferences, two (2) Judgments and two (2) Rulings. The bench for the First Instance Division will be composed of Honourable Justices Lady Justice Monica Mugenyi (Principal Judge), Justice Dr Faustin Ntezilyayo (Deputy Principal Judge), Justice Audace Ngiye, Justice Dr. Charles Nyawello and Justice Charles Nyachae.

The Appellate Division in total will handle seven (7) matters only among them four (4) scheduling conferences, one (1) hearing, one (1) Ruling and one (1) Arbitration. The Appellate Division bench will be composed of Honourable Justices. Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja (President), Justice Liboire Nkurunziza (Vice President), Justice Aaron Ringera, Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire and Lady Justice Sauda Mjasiri.

The three applications coming up for hearing tomorrow 29th October, 2019 before the First Instance Division, arise from a case challenging the Uganda Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2018, which was filed by a resident of Kampala, a one Mabirizi K. Kiwanuka vs the Attorney General of the Republic of Uganda.

Among the Applications to be heard, Application No.5, is seeking for an interim order restraining the Government of Uganda, its agencies, bodies, Commissions and any setting from implementing any of the provisions of the Uganda Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2018 and halt the implementation of the Uganda Electoral Commission Strategic Plan and Road Map for 2020/2021 electoral period or any related plans and also to halt all the processes or preparations for 2020/2021 general election including but not limited to undertaking any step in pursuit of amendments to the electoral laws to align with the Uganda Constitution.


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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