|Case Number||CONSOLIDATED APPLICATIONS NOs 4 AND 6 OF 2018 (ARISING FROM APPEAL NO. 1 of 2018)|
This is an Application by The Attorney General of Uganda (hereinafter referred to as “The Applicant”) brought by way of Notice of Motion under Rules 4 ,82A and 84(2) of the East African Court of Justice Rules of Procedure 2013 (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules of this Court”) seeking that this Court grants the Applicant extension of time to appeal the Ruling (hereinafter referred to as the “impugned Ruling”) of the First Instance Division of this Court (hereinafter referred to as “the Trial Court”) dated 20th September, 2017) in which the Trial Court allowed the Respondents to join Reference No 16 of 2014 as amici curiae.
The Applicant being dissatisfied with the Ruling of the Trial Court filed a Notice of Appeal on the 6th October, 2017 but filed the said Notice in the Registry of the Trial Court instead of this Court.
The Applicants have since filed a fresh Notice of Appeal in the Registry of this Court and are interested in pursuing the Appeal to its logical conclusion.
The Applicant was represented by Mr Geoffrey Atwine, Senior State Attorney and Mr Johnson Natuhwera, State Attorney and the Respondents were represented by Mr Nelson Sydney Ndeki.
|Respondent||MEDIA LEGAL DEFENCE INITIATIVE (MDLI)AND 19 OTHERS|
|Complainant||THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA|
First Instance Judgment
|Verdict||The foregoing being our findings and holdings, we accordingly dismiss this Application. With regard to the issue of costs, since this Application has brought further clarity as to the admission of Amicus Curiae in a Reference we hold that each party should bear their own costs. We so order.|
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|Date delivered||May 28, 2019|