Cleary Gottlieb Partners With East African Court of Justice to Create Court User Manual and Treatise

May 13, 2021

Cleary Gottlieb partnered with the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) and Stanford Law School to create a manual for litigants, judges, and other stakeholders, published on the EACJ’s website as the Practical Guide to the Law and Practice of the East African Court of Justice.

The EACJ is the principal judicial organ of the East African Community, a regional intergovernmental organization of six Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EACJ’s mission is to contribute to regional integration by ensuring adherence to justice, rule of law, and fundamental rights and freedoms through the interpretation and application of, and compliance with, the East African Community Law.

The court manual includes a comprehensive treatise of the EACJ’s jurisprudence since its establishment in 2001, along with information regarding court procedure and various quick reference guides. Since its release, the court manual has served as the basis for the training of incoming EACJ judges and is aimed toward promoting accessibility and use of the court throughout the East African Community.