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Court dismisses a matter challenging the legality of the Union of Tanzania

East African Court of Justice, 29 September 2020: The First Instance Division upheld preliminary objections raised by the Attorney General...
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Court dismisses a recruitment dispute against the Inter-University Council for East Africa

East African Court of Justice, 28 September 2020: The First Instance Division dismissed a matter challenging the Inter-University Council for...
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Court allows Reference No. 20 of 2019 Martha Wangari Karua vs. The Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya.

The Reference challenged the Republic of Kenya, through its judicial organ, for violating the Applicant's right to fair trial, a fair hearing and access to substantive justice and in so doing failed to abide by its own Constitution and its commitment to the fundamental and operational principles of the East African Community as enshrined in the Treaty.

The Court in its judgment declared that the Respondent State infringed on the Applicant's right to access to justice and has awarded a compensation in the sum of USD 25,000 to the Applicant with a simple interest of 6% against the compensation from the date of the judgment until full payment. Finally the Court awarded costs to the Applicant.

The Applicant Hon Martha Wangari Karua was in Court with her Advocate Donald Deya & Esther Mnaro while the Respondent was represented by Ms Mitchelle Omuom & the Interveners represented by Counsel Patrick Barasa.
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Court dismisses Reference No. 1 of 2019 The East Africa Law Society vs. The Attorney General of the United Republic of Tanzania & The Secretary General of the East African Community. The matter faulted the nomination of Hon Lady Justice Sauda Mjasiri as a Judge of