|Case Number||REFERENCE NO. 1 OF 2017|
This Reference was brought under Articles 6(d) and 9(e) of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (hereinafter ‘the Treaty’), challenging the termination of the Applicant’s service with Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) in the context of the restructuring and downsizing of that institution pursuant to a policy of the Government of the Republic of Rwanda. The Reference hinges on the allegation that the termination process flouted Rwandan law, the Treaty and other international Conventions.
The Applicant is a resident of Kalisimbi Village, Cyivugiza Cell, Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District, Kigali City, Rwanda; and thus, resident within the East African Region (for purposes of Article 30(1) of the Treaty. The Respondent is the Attorney General of the Republic of Rwanda, who was sued on behalf of the Government of Rwanda as its Principal Legal Advisor.
The Applicant was self-represented at trial, while Mssrs. Nicholas Ntarugera and Timothy Tutasesswa appeared on behalf of the Respondent.
|Respondent||THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA|
|Complainant||ERIC KABALISA MAKALA|
First Instance Judgment
|Verdict||In the final result, we hereby dismiss this Reference with one third (1/3) costs to the Applicant. It is so ordered.|
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|Date delivered||June 18, 2020|