East African Court of Justice

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Role of PALU

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1Reference No. 3 of 2010,
Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) vs Attorney General of Kenya & Secretary General of the East African Community

• Appeal No. 1 of 2011 (Arising from Reference No. 3 of 2010: Ruling of 29 June 2011)

• Application No. 2 of 2012 (Arising from Appeal No 1 of 2011: Appeal Judgment of 15 March 2012)
Amicus curiae• 29 June 2011: Ruling on Preliminary Objection dismissing Reference.

• 15 March 2012: The Appeal Judgment (Appeal No. 1 of 2011) upholding decision of First Instance.

• 1 March 2013: Application to re-open and review Appeal dismissed (Application No. 2 of 2012).
2Reference No. 4 of 2011,
Omar Awadh Omar & six Others vs Attorney General of Kenya & two Others

• Application No. 4 of 2011 (Interim Measures Application arising from Reference No. 4 of 2011)

• Appeal No. 2 of 2012 (Arising out of Application No 4 of 2011: Ruling of 1 December 2011)
Applicant’s counsel• 1 December 2011: Ruling upholding Preliminary Objection in Application for interim measures (Application. No. 4 of 2011).

• 15 April 2013: Judgment upholding Ruling which struch out Reference No. 4 of 2011 (Appeal No. 2 of 2012).
3Reference No 5 of 2011
Samuel Mukira Mohochi vs Attorney General of Uganda & Secretary General, East African Community
Co-Counsel for the Applicant. (Lead Counsel: Mbugua Mureithi wa Nyambura)• 17 May 2013: Judgment on Merits.
4Reference No 7 of 2013
Burundi Journalists Union vs The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi
Counsel for the Applicants• 15 May 2015: Judgment on Merits

• Orders yet to be implemented by Respondent
5Reference No. 6 of 2014
Human Rights Awareness & Promotion Forum vs The Attorney General of the Republic of Uganda

• Application No 3 of 2015, (Amicus curiae Application by Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)
Counsel for Amicus Curiae• 25 November 2015: Ruling (Application No 3 of 2015) admitting Secretariat of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS as Amicus Curiae

• 27 September 2016: Judgment dismissing the Reference
6Reference No 11 of 2011, Mbugua Mureithi wa Nyambura vs Attorney General of Uganda & Attorney General of Kenya

• Application No 2 of 2013 (Amicus Curiae application by Avocats Sans Frontières)
Counsel for the Applicant• 8 August 2013: Ruling (Application No 2 of 2013) admitting Avocats Sans Frontières as Amicus Curiae

• 24 February 2014: Judgment dismissing the Reference.
7Reference No 8 of 2015
Manariyo Desire vs The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi

• Appeal No 1 of 2017 (Arising from Reference No 8 of 2015: Judgment of 2 December 2016)
Counsel for Applicant• 2 December 2016: Judgment dismissing Reference

• 28 November 2018: Judgement dismissing Appeal (Appeal No 1 of 2017)
8Ref. No 2 of 2017
Media Council Of Tanzania, Legal And Human Rights Centre and Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition vs United Republic of Tanzania

• Appeal No. 5 of 2019 (Arising from Reference No. 2 of 2017: Judgment of 28 March 2019)
Co-Counsel for the Applicant• 28 March 2019: Judgment in favour of Applicant

• 9 June 2020: Judgment dismissing the Appeal

• Orders yet to be implemented by Respondent
9Reference No. 2 of 2018
The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi vs The Secretary General of the East African Community

• Application No. 3 of 2018 (Application for Interim Orders arising from Reference No. 2 of 2018-withdrawn)

• Application No. 4 of 2018 (Intervener application by Hon. Mukasa Fred Mbidde, Representative to the East African Legislative Assembly arising from Reference No. 2 of 2018)

• Appeal No 2 of 2019 (arising from Reference No. 2 of 2018: Judgment Judgment if 2 July 2019)
Co-Counsel for the Intervener• 24 April 2018: Ruling admitting Hon. Mukasa Fred Mbidde as Intervener (Application No 4 of 2018)

• 2 July 2019: Judgment dismissing Reference

• 4 June 2020: Judgment dismissing Appeal but allowing cross-Appeal (Appeal No 2 of 2019).
Ongoing cases
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Case

Role of PALU

Status

1Reference No 16 of 2014:
Ronald Ssembuusi vs The Attorney General of Uganda

• Application No. 4 of 2015 (Amici curiae Application by MLDI and Others arising from Reference No. 16 of 2014)

• Appeal No. 3 of 2016 (Arising from Application No 4 of 2015: Ruling of 28 June 2016)

• Appeal No 1 of 2018 (Application 4 of 2015: Ruling of 20 September 2017)

• Application No 4 of 2017 (initially Application No 19 of 2017 arising Appeal No 1 of 2018)

• Consolidated Application No 1 and 2 of 2018 (arising from Appeal No 1 of 2018)

• Consolidated Applications No 4 and 6 of 2018 (Arising from (Application 4 of 2015 and Reference 16 of 2014)
Counsel for the Amici curiae• 28 June 2016: Ruling admitting MLDI and Others as amicus (Application No. 4 of 2015)

• 26 May 2017: Judgment reversing Ruling in Application No 4 of 2015 reverting Application No. 4 of 2015 to 1st Instance for determination on preliminary objections (Appeal No 3 of 2016)

• 20 September 2017: Ruling dismissing Preliminary Objection (Application 4 of 2015), MLDI and Others granted leave tbe admitted as amicus curiae.

• 17 January 2018: Withdrawal of Application No 4 of 2017 (Arising from Appeal No. 1 of 2018)

• 8 August 2018: Consolidated Applications 1 and 2 of 2018 are withdrawn by mutual consent

• 28 May 2019: Ruling striking out Consolidated Applications No 4 and 6 of 2018 (Arising from (Application 4 of 2015 and Reference 16 of 2014)

• Reference No 16 of 2014 is ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
2Reference No 2 of 2015:
The East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF) vs The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi and two Others

• Application No. 5 of 2015 (Application for interim Orders arising from Reference No 2 of 2015)

• Appeal No. 4 of 2016 (arising from Reference No 2 of 2015: Judgment of 29 September 2016)

• Appeal No 1 of 2020 (arising from Reference No 2 of 2015: Judgment of 3 December 2019)
Counsel for the Applicant• 14 July 2015: Ruling (Application No 5 of 201t5) requiring Applicant to file certified translations

• 20 July 2015: Ruling declining to grant interim Orders (Application 5 of 2016)

• 29 July 2015: Reasoned Ruling (Application 5 of 2016)

• 29 September 2016: Judgment dismissing the Reference

• 24 May 2018: Judgment reverting Reference to 1st Instance for determination on merits (Appeal No. 4 of 2016)

• 3 December 2019: Judgment dismissing the Reference

• Ongoing, pending Appeal Judgment
3Reference No. 12 of 2016:

FORSC, ACAT, APRODH, FOCODE AND RCP VS. SG of EAC & AG of Burundi

• Application No 16 of 2016: (Application for interim Orders arising from Reference No. 12 of 2016

• Application 12 of 2017 (Amici Curiae application by Kenya Human Rights Commission; Soundation for Human rights Initiative; and International Federation for Human Rights arising from Reference No. 12 of 2016)

• Appeal No 2 of 2020 arising from Reference No. 12 of 2016: Judgment of 4 December 2019)
Counsel for the Applicant• 23 January 2018: : Ruling declining to grant Interim Orders (Application No 16 of 2016)

• 26 September 2018: Ruling delicing to grant Amici Curiae status (Application 12 of 2017)

• 4 December 2019: Judgment dismissing Reference

• Ongoing, pending Appeal Judgment
4Reference No 4 of 2017

Niyongabo Theodore, Niyungeko Gerard and Manariyo Desire
vs The Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi.
Counsel for the Applicants• 16 June 2020: Judgment dismissing Reference

• Ongoing, pending Appeal Judgment
5Reference No. 10 of 2017
Ololosokwan Village Council; Oloirien Village Council; Kirtalo Village Council; Arash Village Council vs The Hon. Attorney General Of The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (Loliondo case)

• Application No. 15 of 2017 (Arising from Reference No. 10 Of 2017).
Counsel for the Applicants• 25 January 2018: Ruling dismissing Preliminary Objection by Respondent (Application No. 15 of 2017)

• 25 September 2018: Ruling granting Interim Orders in favour of the Applicants (Application No. 15 of 2017)

• 28 January 2020: Ruling granting request for substitution of Expert witness.

• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
6Reference 9 of 2018

Center for Strategic Litigation vs the Attorney General of Tanzania and the Secretary General of the East African Community

• Application No. 21 of 2018 (Amici Curiae Application by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Unidad de Proteccion a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos and Fundacion Para la Libertad de Prensa.
Counsel for Amici Curiae• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits

• 30 September 2020: Ruling declining to grant Amici Curiae status (Application 21 of 2018)
7Reference No.19 of 2018
Michael Mahok vs The Hon. Attorney General Of The Government Of South Sudan

• Application No. 20 of 2018 (Application for interim Orders arising from Reference No.19 of 2018)
Counsel for the Applicant• 5 December 2019: Ruling dismissing Application for Interim Orders (Application 20 of 2018)

• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
8Reference No. 14 of 2019
Dr.Wairagala Case and THRDC vs URT
Counsel for the Applicant• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
9Reference No. 15 of 2019
H4HA and PALU vs Government of South Sudan and Attorney General of Kenya

• Application No. 9 of 2019 (Application for Interim Orders arising from Ref No. 16 of 2019)
Co-Applicant• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
10Ref No. 16 of 2019
Bob Rugurika and Others vs Attorney General of Burundi

Application No. 9 of 2019 (Application for Interim Orders arising from Ref No. 16 of 2019)
Counsel for the Applicants• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
11Reference No 7 of 2020
PALU vs Attorney General of Burundi

• Application No. 8 of 2020 (Application for Interim Orders arising from Reference No 7 of 2020)
Applicant• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
12Reference No 10 of 2020
Inclusive Development for Citizens and Center for Strategic Litigation Limited vs The United Republic of Tanzania
Co-Counsel for the Applicants• Ongoing, pending Judgment on Merits
13Reference No 25 of 2020 (BRADEA)
Pan African Lawyers Union; Legal and Human Rights Centre; Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition; Centre for Strategic Litigation Limited;
Tanganyika Law Society vs The United Republic of Tanzania
Co-Applicant• Ongoing, awaiting Scheduling Conference
14Reference No 26 of 2020 (New Kerbino Reference)
Pan African Lawyers Union vs The Hon. Attorney General of The Government of South Sudan
• Ongoing, awaiting Scheduling Conference
15Reference No 27 of 2020 (General Laws)
Pan African Lawyers Union; Legal and Human Rights Centre; Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition; Centre for Strategic Litigation Limited;
Tanganyika Law Society vs The United Republic of Tanzania
Co-Applicant• Ongoing, awaiting Scheduling Conference

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