20th Annual Conference and AGM draws to a close.

On 27th and 28th November 2015, 500 delegates gathered at the Sea Cliff Resort and Spa in Zanzibar for the 2015 edition of the EALS Annual Conference and General Meeting. Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of the EALS, the event  - the premier networking and educational event for lawyers in the region - attracted participation from lawyers drawn from all the EALS' constituent Bar Associations.

Discussions at the Annual Conference centred around the topic " The Legal Profession as a Vehicle for Trade and Investment in East Africa" with various speakers noting the need for the legal professionals to increase their interest and participation in the trade and investment arena within the region. Delivering the keynote address, Dr. Otiende Amollo - the Ombudsman of Kenya - urged the legal professionals  to work towards realising the dream of free movement of legal services across the region.

The Annual General Meeting held on 28th November delivered a key milestone with members agreeing to a proposal for the adoption of the Mutual Recognition Agreements for legal professionals. The AGM also saw EALS' past Presidents since the regional body's inception in 1995 recognised. 


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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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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.

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