Case Number Application No. 5 of 2019 (Arising from Reference No. 6 of 2019)

This is an Application for interim orders arising out of Reference No.6 of 2019, Male Mabirizi K. Kiwanuka VS. The Attorney General of Uganda, which challenges the enactment of the Uganda Constitution (Amendment) Act 2018 for allegedly violating Articles 6 and 7 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (‘the
Treaty’). The Application is grounded in Article 30 of the Treaty and Rules 1(2), 30(1), and 73 of the East African Court of Justice Rules of Procedure, 2013 (‘the Rules’).
Mr. Male Mabirizi K. Kiwanuka (‘the Applicant’} is a resident of the Republic of Uganda, a lawyer by profession and a self-styled civically active Ugandan; while the Attorney General of Uganda (‘the Respondent’) is sued in representative capacity as legal advisor to the Government of Uganda. The Application was opposed by the
Respondent State.

RespondentThe Attorney General of The Republic of Uganda
ComplainantMale H. Mabirizi K. Kiwanuka
Date filed
Treaty Article

First Instance Judgment

VerdictIn the result, and for the reasons that we have set out hereinabove, we do hereby dismiss the Application. In exercise of our discretion under Rule 111 (1) of the Court's Rules, we order that the costs of this Application shall abide the outcome of the Reference. We direct that the Reference be fixed for hearing at the earliest opportunity. It is so ordered.
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Date deliveredFebruary 6, 2020

Appeal Judgment

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