Coming up for hearing: on 6th October 2021.
Application filed: on 9th August 2019.
Articles: 6(d), 7(2), 27(1), 30 and 39 of the Treaty to the Establishment of the East African Community.
Rules: 1(2), 21, 22, 23, 84 and 85 of the East Africa Court of Justice Rules of Procedure 2013.
Subject matter: Interim orders.
The Applicants are residents of Burundi and the Respondent is the Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi sued on behalf of the respective government.
It is the Applicants case that, they were victims of the events that transpired during the elections of the 3rd President of the Republic of Burundi for strongly opposed the victory and this forced them run into exile.
The Applicants allege thereafter, the government through President of the Supreme Court and Prosecutor General made premature and illegal move to seize properties of 32 individuals the Applicants being part and partial of the stated number.
Applicants therefore seek for orders restraining the Respondent from seizing their properties, disposing through sale or physical destruction and costs of this Application.
The Respondent avers that, the elections of his excellence were constitutional and legally conducted, the seizure of the said properties was not unconstitutional and the Respondent has not violated any law in Burundi or any provisions of the Treaty. Application be dismissed with costs.
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