Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community

In this Treaty, except where the context otherwise requires – “Act of the Community” means an Act of the Community in accordance with this Treaty; “Audit Commission” means the Audit Commission established by Article 134 of this Treaty; “Assembly” means the Ea st African Legislative Assembly established by Article 9 of this Treaty;

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Treaty obligations of the partner states and challenges of implementing the eactreaty

Reaty obligations of the partner states and challenges of implementing the eactreaty

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Implementing the EAC treaty, laws and protocols at domestic levels

Challenges in implementing the EAC Treaty in partner states. The Trade Perspective. In abid facilitate trade within East Africa specific articles were deliberately made to see this happen.

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The treaty for the establishment of The East African Community

The simplification of the Treaty was recommended by the delegates to the joint regional conference on Citizens,
Communities and Constitutionalism, co-hosted by KCK in collaboration with the East Africa Community Secretariat. It was underscored that East African Treaty be simplified in order to ensure that the primary beneficiaries : the East African citizenry, readily understands the document that regulates their networking relationship and welfare.

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Rule of law and access to justice in east Africa: The East African Court Of Justice

The East African Court of Justice, feels honoured to be invited to make a presentation to the distinguished participants in this workshop on the important topic of rule of law in East Africa. We are called upon to evaluate the role that East African Court of Justice has played in promoting this critical element of regional integration. Inevitably, in the course of this presentation we have to examine the Court’s mandate under the Treaty and how it has discharged its mandate to achieve whatever it has managed to achieve in promoting rule of law in East Africa.

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History and Processes of Integration in East Africa

1885 Berlin and 1890 Brussels conferences-emerged a general body of agreements known as the Congo Basin Treaties which aimed at standardizing trading policies for all territories falling within the boundaries of the Basin(2 principles-maximum limits for tariffs and non-discrimination).

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The Place of Civil Society in the East African Community

“Civil society”: the term is increasingly used to suggest how public life should function within and between societies; at the same time, it provides a way of describing the social action that occurs within the context of voluntary associations or intermediary bodies.

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The organs of the East African Community and functionality of the Current East African Community institutional framework

The Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community 1999 creates organs and institutions of the community1. The organs are the Summit, the Council of Ministers, the Co-ordination Committee, Sectoral Committees, the East African Court of Justice, the East African Legislative Assembly and the Secretariat. The Treaty empowers the summit to create other organs and institutions.

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The role of MEACA and the challenges of implementing the EAC treaty in partner states

Article 8(3a) of this Treaty specifies that: “Each Partner State shall designate a Ministry with which the Secretary General may communicate in connection with any matter arising out of the implementation or the application of the Treaty, and shall notify the Secretary General of that designation”.

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Mandate and Role of EAC Political and Policy Organs

The Summit ( Arts. 10-12) – consists of heads of state or government. If Head of state is unable to attend, after consultation with other summit members, can delegate to a minister with full powers(art 10)

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DENIVA PROGRAMS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

Governance and Human Rights

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Civil Society Organisation Strengthening

Civil Society Organisation Strengthening

DENIVA has a long term experience in providing capacity building services to CSOs as one of its key mandates. Organizational development interventions ranges from research, proposal development, presentation and facilitation skills; negotiation and n...

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