Coming up for hearing: on 28th June 2021.

Application filed: on 8th September 2020.

Article:  30 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.

Rules: 4, 32(1) & 47 of the East African Court of Justice Rules of Procedure, 2019.

Subject matter: Respondent response be struck out.

The Applicant seeks for orders striking out the respondent’s response to the reference and costs of the application. The grounds of the application are that; the respondent did not serve the response to the reference within 45 days required by law and that, the applicant has been prejudiced by the failure to serve him within the required days and it is in the interest of justice that the application is allowed as it has been brought without delay.

In Reference No. 18 of 2020 Male H. Mabirizi K. Kiwanuka vs The Attorney General of the Republic of Uganda, the Applicant alleges that the decisions/directives contained in the Uganda Revised Road Map for 2020/2021 General Elections issued by the Uganda Electoral Commission on 16th June 2020 are unlawful and infringements on the fundamental and operational principles of the community which include good governance including adherence to the principles of democracy, the rule of law, accountability, transparency and the maintenance of universally accepted standards of human rights.

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