Charles Nyachae sworn in as judge of East African Court of Justice,to take office on July 1,2018

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BY PSCU/JOHN WERU,24TH FEB 2018-Charles Nyachae, Kenya’s nominee for judge of the East African Court of Justice, was sworn-in before regional leaders at their summit in Kampala on Friday.

Nyachae, the former chairman of the Constitutional Implementation Committee (CIC), took the oath to protect the interests of the EAC and its people. The Court of Justice is one of the institutions of the EAC.

The East African Court of Justice was established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC.

It is an international court whose responsibility is to ensure the adherence to law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the Treaty.

According to Court documents, its jurisdiction “is to hear and determine disputes on the interpretation and application of the Treaty; Disputes between the Community and its employees arising from the terms and conditions of employment or the interpretation and application of the staff rules and regulations; and Disputes between the Partner States regarding the Treaty if the dispute is submitted to it under a special agreement”

The Court’ jurisdiction “may be extended to human rights at a suitable date to be determined by the Council”, according to its documents.

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