20th Annual Conference and General Meeting

The East African Law Society is scheduled to hold its 2015 Annual Conference on Friday 27th November 2015 under the theme "The Legal Profession as a Vehicle for Trade and Investment in East Africa". Over 400 legal practitioners drawn from the seven Bar Associations that make up the East Africa Law Society (The Burundi Bar Association, The Ethiopian Lawyers' Association, The Rwanda Bar Association, The Law Society of Kenya, The Tanganyika Law Society, The Uganda Law Society and The Zanzibar Law Society) are expected to  attend the Society's flagship event which will be held at the Sea Cliff Golf Resort in Zanzibar. 

The 28th of November will see the regional lawyers attend their Society's Annual General Meeting which will also feature a ceremony to recognise the contributions of the nine individuals who have diligently served the Society in the role of President over the institutions 20 years of existence. Among those to be feted is Lady Justice Solomy B. Bossa of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights who, to date, remains the sole female occupant of the highest office in the Society's leadership hierarchy.  

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The purpose of our programs is to develop an overarching and shared vision for EALS and establish priorities that will guide us in programming, decision-making and allocation of resources.

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Institutional Development

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Publications & Law Reports

EALS produces a wide variety of publications, covering many aspects of legal practice. Our books are published both by EALS and in cooperation with major regional publishers on current issues in legal practice.

Dispute Settlement under the Customs Union by Paul Mwebesa.

Highlights on the East African Customs Law by Nicholas Kanabahita.

East African Community Customs Union Rules of Origin by Mr.Kamajugo.

Implementation of the Protocol,


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