|Case Number||REFERENCE NO. 2 OF 2017|
This is a Reference that was filed on 11 th January, 2017 by the Applicants pursuant to Articles 6(d), 7(2), 8(1 )(c), 27(1) and 30(1) of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (hereinafter referred to as “The Treaty) as well as Rule 24 of the East African Court of Justice Rules of Procedure,2013.
The Applicants are Non-Governmental Organizations registered as such under the Laws of The United Republic of Tanzania, a Partner State in the East African Community. In the present Reference, they are represented by Mr. Fulgence Masawe Advocate of P.O. Box 79633 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
The Respondent is the Attorney General of the United Republic of Tanzania whose address is 20 Kivukoni Front 11492 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
|Respondent||THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA|
|Complainant||MEDIA COUNCIL OF TANZANIA, LEGAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE TANZANIA HUMAN RIGHTS, DEFENDERS COALITION|
First Instance Judgment
|Verdict||Having found as stated above, we hereby order as follows: (a)lt is hereby DECALRED that: the provisions of Sections 7(3)(a), (b), (e), (t), (g), (h), (i), and (j); Sections 19, 20 and 21; Sections; 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40; Sections 50 and 54; Sections 52 and 53; and Sections 58 and 59 of the Act, violate Articles, 6(d) and 7(2) of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community. (b)The United Republic of Tanzania is directed to take such measures as are necessary, to bring the Media Services Act, into compliance with the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community; and (c) Each Party shall bear their own costs. It is so ordered. Reference No.2 of 2017|
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|Date delivered||March 28, 2019|