Archive | March, 2019

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Court decides that Uganda’s excise duty imposed over goods imported within East Africa is a violation of the Treaty

East African Court of Justice Arusha 26th March 2019: The First Instance Division decided that the government of Uganda violated the East African Community Treaty and the Customs Union and Common Market Protocols by imposing extra excise duty law over imported cigarettes within East Africa. This was a decision in the case filed by the […]

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Court hears a matter as to whether the Central Bank of Kenya can be sued together with the Government

East African Court of Justice Arusha 21st March 2019: The First Instance Division today heard a preliminary objection raised by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) which is being sued over losses incurred for taking over the control of the Imperial Bank Limited in Kenya. CBK representative, Mr James Ochieng, argued that it is not […]

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CASE SUMMARY on judgment in a case challenging Ugandan excise duty law for discriminating imported visa a vis locally manufactured cigarettes in contravention of EAC laws

The Judgment of Reference No. 7 of 2017 British American Tobacco Limited vs The Attorney General of the Republic of Uganda will be on Tuesday 26th March 2019 from 9.30 a.m. The Applicant is challenging Uganda Excise Duty (Amendment) Act No.11 of 2017 for contravening the Treaty Establishing the East African Community, the Customs Union […]

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Case summary on cost in a withdrawn Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) case

The hearing on cost in Reference No.8 of 2016 Castro Pius Shirima v The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi & 6 Others will be tomorrow Wednesday 20th March 2019 from 9:30 am. The Applicant sought for Court orders to stop the remaining Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) – Tanzania, Burundi, […]

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First Instance Division March 2019 Seating

 

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Court hears a case challenging the election of the current EALA Speaker

East African Court of Justice Arusha 11th March 2019: The First Instance Division yesterday heard the case filed by the government of Burundi (Applicant) challenging the process of electing the current Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) which was carried out on 19th December 2017. The Applicant argues that elections that were held […]

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