East African Court of Justice: Customised Training on the EAC Treaty and Common Ma...

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East African Court of Justice: Customised Training on the EAC Treaty and Common Market Protocol

ILI-ACLE hosted nine judges and the Deputy Registrar of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ). The one-week customised programme entitled, Interpreting the Rights and Freedoms in the EAC Treaty and Common Market Protocol and Managing Choice of Law, aimed to bridge the common law and civil law traditions of the judges comprising the EACJ and fostered the Court’s understanding of the rights and freedoms set forth in the EAC Treaty and Protocols.  This programme addressed some the core responsibilities of the court, which as an organ of the EAC, ensures the observance of law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the EAC Treaty.

Client: East African Court of Justice

Project Dates: May 27 – 31 2013

Location: Uganda

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COMESA Enhancing Procurement Reform and Capacity Project (EPRCP)

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COMESA Enhancing Procurement Reform and Capacity Project (EPRCP)

With funding from AfDB, ILI-ACLE implemented a four-year Enhancing Procurement Reform Capacity Project (EPRCP) towards enhancing procurement reform capacity in the now 20 COMESA member states. As part of this project, ILI-ACLE developed training tools intended to sustain and promote good procurement practice, and also provide useful practical experiences to those involved in the reform of procurement law and regulation. Following successful completion of two phases of national workshops in all the COMESA member states, ILI-ACLE conducted a training-of-trainers programme in Ethiopia to share best practice techniques with local training institutions across the region to strengthen capacity building in public procurement. ILI-ACLE further engaged the private sector in the procurement reform efforts through a series of Business Opportunity Seminars across the COMESA region. Under COMESA, ILI-ACLE also specifically supported the consolidation of legal and regulatory procurement reforms in Rwanda and Zambia – assessing existing procurement legislation and reforms in the two member states, and making recommendations where additional developments were necessary to align procurement practice to the COMESA directives and international best practice. 

Client: COMESA

Donor: African Development Bank (AfDB)

Project Dates: 2007 – 2011

Location: All COMESA Member States

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East African Regional Study with a View to Harmonise Legal Training Curriculum and...

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East African Regional Study with a View to Harmonise Legal Training Curriculum and also Harmonise Legal and Regulatory framework Governing Legal Training, Certification and Practice within the Community

ILI-ACLE conducted a regional study towards harmonization of legal education, training and practice across the five EAC partner states.  This study involved the development of harmonized standards for admissions and examinations for law schools and post-university law institutes; the design of a harmonized curriculum for law schools and post-university law institutes; the drafting of a model EAC Advocates Act setting forth standards for legal practice; and the development of a strategy for cross-border legal practice across the partner states.  In June 2011, ILI-ACLE presented its final report at a final validation workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to key stakeholders across the EAC.

Client: East African Community Secretariat

Project Dates: February 2010 – June 2011

Location: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

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USAID Global Competitiveness Hub Project

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USAID Global Competitiveness Hub Project

Under a sub-contract between ILI-ACLE and Bearing Point, USA, ILI-ACLE provided broad technical assistance to participants from 18 countries covered under the project in subjects such as Multilateral and Regional Trade Policy (including WTO accession); and the COMESA Free Trade Area, as well as its Common External Tariff Negotiations; and Corruption training (including the establishment of an ethics legal framework in key public sector institutions in 5 Northern Corridor Countries).  The project fell under the auspices of the U.S. Government’s Trade for African Development and Enterprise Initiative and sought to mobilize U.S. and African partners from the public and private sector to support specific trade capacity building needs.  Under the project the ILI-ACLE carried out a number of trade seminars in Uganda and Addis Ababa for beneficiary countries of the project.

Client: Bearing Point, USA

Donor: Trade for African Development and Enterprise Initiative

Project Dates: 2004 – 2005

Location: Kampala, Uganda; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Uganda: Project on Strengthening the Competitiveness of Private Enterprise (SCOPE)

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Uganda: Project on Strengthening the Competitiveness of Private Enterprise (SCOPE)

ILI-ACLE undertook a study to benchmark Uganda’s ability to take advantage of trade agreements; with a view to increasing Uganda’s competitiveness and maximizing the benefits of these agreements. The assignment was supported by SCOPE’s efforts to ensure Private Sector understanding of the WTO framework against which all other regional trade agreements are drawn; and in particular ensure Uganda’s strategic involvement in ACP-EU, COMESA, AGOA and the EAC agreements. Under the project, ILI-Uganda prepared a comprehensive report detailing areas under which Uganda could increase her trade competitiveness.

Client: SCOPE

Donor: Chemonics

Project Dates: 2005

Location: Kampala, Uganda

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COMESA: Rules of Origin (ROO)

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COMESA: Rules of Origin (ROO)

The main objective of the training was to enable participants to implement the COMESA and EAC Rules of Origin, to understand what the ROO are, the policy behind them, and how they compare with standards of international instruments and the provisions of other preferential arrangements. In addition to revenue and customs officers, this training was also essential for officials engaged as trade policy advisors to national policy makers.

Client: COMESA

Donor: Bearing Point

Project Dates: April 2005

Location: Kampala, Uganda

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