East African Court of Justice, 30th March 2023: The Judge President of the East African Court of Justice and the Deputy Registrar have today concluded a 2-day working visit in Kigali, Rwanda. The aim of the visit was to offset preparations for the 3rd Annual East African Court of Justice Judicial Conference which is scheduled to take place from 30th October- 1st November 2023 and the Annual Rotational November Court Session of the East African Court of Justice, which shall take place from 2nd to 31st November 2023 both events in Kigali, Rwanda.

During the visit, the President of the Court Justice Nestor Kayobera held meetings with Senior Government Officials of the Republic of Rwanda and briefed them on the two key events of the Court including their objectives and expected benefits to the Region.

In his remarks, the Chief Justice Hon. Dr Faustin Ntezilyayo commended the EACJ for choosing Rwanda to host the 3rd Annual EACJ Judicial Conference and the Annual Rotational November Sessions of the Court. He said that both will greatly contribute to enhancing the Rule of Law and access to Justice in the EAC.

On his part Hon. Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, the Minister of Justice/Attorney General of Rwanda commended the Judge President for actualizing the Annual Rotational November Sessions of the Court, which have served to bring the Court closer to the people and enabled the Court successfully to undertake its mandate as the Regional Court.

The Minister of State in charge of East African Community, Hon. Prof Nshuti Manasseh, underscored the role of the EACJ as the Judicial arm of the Community in fast tracking the integration process. He noted that the Government of Rwanda is committed to having both activities successfully hosted in Kigali, Rwanda

In conclusion, the Judge President thanked the Government Officials for their warm reception and their commitment to ensuring that the two events are a success.

PHOTO: The EACJ Judge President Nestor Kayobera (Right) with the Chief Justice of Rwanda Justice Dr Faustin Ntezilyayo (Left)

For more information please contact:

Christine Mutimura,

Deputy Registrar,

East African Court of Justice.

Arusha, Tanzania

Tel: 255-27-2162149

Email: cmwekesa@eachq.org