Rwanda : Regional Justice needed for EAC integration
Chief Justice of Tanzania Mohamed Chande Othman says that there is need to move is a dynamic way for the East Africa national legal system to interact with the regional legal system to achieve a harmonious and uniform application community law.
Othman said that as the EAC deepens it will be of special interest to the people in the region to be more familiar with community law and more intimate with its requirements
Othman was speaking at the launching of the Dar es Salaam sub-registry of the East Africa Court of Justice (EACJ) on September 8, 2012-which was aimed at bringing the justice closer to the public
The Dar es Salaam sub registry is the second to be launched among five member states the first one being the one launched in Kigali Rwanda last month. The launching of other sub-registries will take place in Kampala, Nairobi and Burundi
Othman said: “since Arusha is the headquarters of EACJ. The presence of EACJ sub-region in Dar es Salaam is therefore another clear manifestation to the willingness of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Judiciary in particular, to advance the integration agenda.”
He added that the operation will embrace many areas of interest such as training programmes for judges and other judicial officers, and that the opening of sub registry in Dar es Salaam will make the EACJ readily accessible and more visible.
“We shall definitely call upon EACJ and other specialised agencies in charge of administering community law to assist the country with the requisite expertise in building human capacity in the judiciary,” he stressed.