Training for the East African Court of Justice

The Institute is currently conducting a two-week training in Nairobi for the judges of the East African Court of Justice, as part of its cooperation programme with the Court under the Regional Africa Programme. The workshop, being held from 7 to 18 October 2013, aims to strengthen the capacity of the Court on topics such as judicial decision writing, treaty interpretation and balancing fundamental rights and common market freedoms.  In addition to presentations and discussions, the ten senior judges from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are undertaking practical exercises in decision writing on prioritised human rights topics.

The following leading experts are contributing to the workshop:

Dr Lyal Sunga, RWI Visiting Professor, on the role and functions of regional
and international courts, treaty interpretation and gender mainstreaming

Prof Xavier Groussot, of the Lund University Faculty of Law, on EU
jurisprudence, fundamental rights and common market requirements.

Mr Attila Teplan, Case Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights, on
judicial drafting methods.

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