The First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), an organ of the EAC which is hearing the case, is expected to deliver judgement in due course, according to a statement released by the Community secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania.
Uganda’s Democratic Party (DP) has argued that the inaction of Burundi, Kenya , Rwanda, Uganda and EAC Secretary-General Richard Sezibera is an infringement of the Treaty establishing the regional bloc.
In addition, the DP has contended that the four partner States have delayed to deposit the necessary declarations for 10 years since the ratification of the Charter of the ACHPR and that “since access to justice is essential to the [EAC] integration process, the continued delay is hampering access to the African Court by litigants from these countries”.
The applicant, represented by Fred Mukasa Mbidde, who is a member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and advocate Justin Semuyaba, submitted that only Tanzania had deposited the necessary declaration since the ratification of the ACHPR. Read More