Rwanda sets to Host East African Court’s Judicial Conference November 2023

The Third Annual East African Court of Justice Judicial Conference Comes up in November 2023.

This time the event takes place in Kigali, the Capital City of Rwanda.

Judge President of the East African Court of Justice, Nestor Kayobera and the Deputy Registrar, Her Worship Christine Mutimura recently made a two-day working visit in Kigali, Rwanda in preparation of the same.

 The Judicial Conference is scheduled to take place from 30 October to the first day of November, 2023 to be followed by the Annual Rotational November Court Session of the East African Court of Justice, which starts on November 2 all the way to November 30 in Kigali.

During the Rwanda visit, the President of the Court Justice Nestor Kayobera held meetings with the Chief Justice Dr Faustine Ntezilyayo, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja and State Minister in charge of East African Community, Prof Nshuti Manasseh.

He briefed them on the two key events of the Court including their objectives and expected benefits to the Region.

In his remarks, the Chief Justice Dr Faustin Ntezilyayo commended the EACJ for choosing Rwanda to host the third Annual EACJ Judicial Conference and the Annual Rotational November Sessions of the Court.

He said that both will greatly contribute to enhancing the Rule of Law and access to Justice in the EAC.

On his part, Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, commended the Judge President for actualizing the Annual Rotational November Sessions of the Court, which have served to bring the Court closer to the people and enabled the Court successfully to undertake its mandate as the Regional Court.

Prof Nshuti Manasseh, underscored the role of the EACJ as the Judicial arm of the Community in fast tracking the integration process. He noted that the Government of Rwanda is committed to having both activities successfully hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.

 Judge President thanked the Government Officials for their warm reception and their commitment to ensuring that the two events are a success.