International Law, Issue No. 85 - Feb 2023
February 05, 2023
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PRESS RELEASE – EAC OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE VERIFICATION MISSION TO ASSESS SOMALIA’S READINESS TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY

EAC SECRETARIAT ISO 9001:2015 Certified PRESS RELEASE EAC OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE VERIFICATION MISSION TO ASSESS SOMALIA’S READINESS TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY Microsoft Word – PRESS RELEASE – EAC OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE VERIFICATION MISSION TO ASSESS SOMALIA’S READINESS TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY.docx The verification team comprising of experts from the EAC Partner States shall be in […]

ICC upholds jail term for Ugandan rebel commander Ongwen – why it matters for Africa

Ongwen was the first Lord’s Resistance Army leader to be found guilty of the crimes during which thousands were killed or displaced in Northern Uganda. His commander and Lord’s Resistance Army founder, Joseph Kony is still at large. The US is offering up to US$5 million for information leading to his capture. One of Kony’s […]

Of two-thirds gender rule and Supreme Court composition: A commentary on the Court of Appeal decision in Civil Appeal No 234 of 2017

The gender principle passed in the 2010 Constitution was an unintended consequence of the underrepresentation of the women gender consistently in all arms of government since independence. Article 27(8) requires the state to take legislative measures to implement the principle that not more than two thirds of the members of elective and appointive bodies shall […]

Another indictment on international law: examining the treatment of extradition law in Kenya through the lenses of the Samuel Gichuru and Chrysanthus Okemo cases

The decisions being made by the judiciary with regards international law questions continue to raise concerns.[1] The latest in the series of cases raising eyebrows in the realm of international law are the Supreme Court and Magistrate court decisions on the Extradition requests by the United Kingdom for the rendering of Mr. Samuel Kimuchu Gichuru […]

Noordin Haji on trial: has the director of public prosecution failed the independence test? a scrutiny

The omphalos point of the study of political institutions is power and its uses. Even supposing we may be of the considered view that the concept of power is being associated exceptionally with politics or to say political science, but it is, in fact, exists in all dimensions of our social relationships. They are deeply […]

The East African Federation: is this the next step for the East African Community?

On June 11, 2022,  (EAC) announced that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially became the 7th Full Member of the Community after depositing Instruments of Ratification on the accession of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community to the EAC Secretary  General, Peter Mathuki.[1] The DRC now shares in the full […]

Fintech-driven financial inclusion and consumer protection: Kenya’s case study

Consumer protection has been entrenched in Article 46 of the Constitution which lays forth the rights of consumers including the right to the protection of consumers’ health, safety and economic interests (emphasis added), and gives Parliament the mandate of enacting comprehensive legislation on consumer protection.[1] To this end, the Consumer Protection Act provides for the […]