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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Preliminary Ruling: East African Court of Justice (EACJ)

Harrison Otieno Mbori

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 May 2024

International courts and tribunals, decisions — Jurisdiction — Preliminary proceedings — Relationship between international and domestic law

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) is the principal judicial institution of the East African Community (EAC). Its establishment and history are embedded in the African political and economic integration process (Viljoen and Baimu, 2004, 242). The Heads of State and Government of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, on 30 November 1999, signed the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (‘EAC Treaty’). The EAC Treaty entered into force on 7 July 2000. It is important to note that this was the second attempt at forming an East African Community,...
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