Constitutional Reform Processes and Integration in East Africa
May 18 Friday
May 18, 2012, 08.00 - 14.15
Nkrumah Hall, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Chief Justice Mohammed C. Othman, Prof. Hartmut Hamann, Prof. Yash Ghai, Prof. Palamagamba J. Kabudi (Dean of the Law-Faculty of UDSM), EACJ President Harold Nsekela, Prof. Christian Roschmann (Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa KAS)
On March 18, 2012, the office of KAS Tanzania - in cooperation with the regional KAS Rule of Law program and the Tanzanian German Centre for Law (TGCL) - organizes a conference on “Constitutional Reform Processes and Integration in East Africa”.
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The constitutional reform processes within the member states of the East African Community (EAC), poses severe challenges to the respective political stakeholders. Nevertheless, they also offer new chances to strengthen democracy and the Rule of Law in East Africa, as well as to enforce the regional process of integration within the EAC framework.
The conference will mainly deal with the question of how the current – or already finalized – constitutional reform processes in the member states of the EAC (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi), can aid the regional integration process, and which contradictions between national constitutional law and community law still have to be resolved. High-ranking experts from the different EAC member states therefore will analyze the national constitutional reform processes and bring them into the supranational context of the EAC-Treaty. The analysis and recommendations of the conferences participants will finally be summarized in a publication, which is supposed to serve the political decision makers as a scientific basis for their work within this field.
The conference first and foremost addresses political stakeholders, jurists, academic professionals, students of Dar es Salaam University, and representatives of civil society. Participation is only possible with a previous registration at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.