July 13, 2024

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Bernard Oundo Completes EA Law Society Presidency

Bernard Oundo Completes EA Law Society Presidency


Uganda Regulation Society President Bernard Oundo has accomplished his two-year time period of workplace as the President of East Africa Legislation Society (EALS) and has been replaced by a previous Decide of the High Court of Tanzania.

Bernard Oundo was elected to the EALS presidency in 2020 after getting rid of that year’s Uganda Regulation Modern society (ULS) presidential vote to Pheona Nabasa Wall by a restricted margin.

A relentless Oundo would later come to thrive Pheona Nabasa Wall two a long time later on just after profitable the ULS presidency in September, 2022 – he has consequently been holding a twin presidency of equally the ULS and EALS in the previous two months.

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Rwandan Attorney Florida Kabasinga was elected Secretary Standard of the East Africa Law Society/ Photograph: Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) by using Twitter

The election of a new President of the regional lawyers’ lobby and its governing council was the end result of the a few – working day 27th meeting and standard meeting of the East Africa Regulation Culture held in excess of the weekend at the lavish Gran Meria resort in Arusha, Tanzania.

About 600 attorneys from the region and beyond are claimed to have attended the meeting which was graced by Tanzania’s President Samia Hassan Suluhu.


Tanzania’s President Samia Hassan Suluhu graced the EALS Conference. She reportedly hinted on Tanzania rejoining the African Courtroom on Human and People’s Rights/ Courtesy photo

Dr. Fauz Twaib, the incoming president of the EALS, is a senior husband or wife at Rex Advocates in Tanzania, a situation he joined in July 2020 after serving for 10 years as Judge of the Large Court of Tanzania.

As a authorized practitioner and educational, Dr. Fauz Twaib bears 17 several years of expertise.

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In a article on LinkedIn, ULS President Bernard Oundo postulated that for the duration of his tenure, focus was place on boosting member engagement by committees including ladies legal professionals and youthful attorneys focused committees.

At the convention, appreciation awards had been offered to diverse lawyers in the region for their companies in the leadership of EALS committees.


Ugandan Attorney, Naomi Byabazaire was elected to the EALS governing Council as Treasurer soon after defeating fellow Ugandan Attorney, Claire Amanya Rukundo. Byabazaire polled 56 votes against Claire’s 42 votes./ Picture: EALS by way of Twitter.

Oundo also claimed the EA Regulation Modern society pushed for regional integration, advocated for human rights, superior governance which include by means of a petition at the East African Court of Justice complicated the online blockade in Uganda’s 2021 election.

“ My most enjoyable highlight was getting Tanganyika Law Culture [TLS] to sign up for the EALS. When we joined, there ended up issues with TLS, there was no compulsory membership, but am humbled to say that we had discussions with President Hoseah and his Council and they are now entirely on board as a member Bar affiliation.” Bernard Oundo explained.

“ We reached out to DRC, upon its integration [into the East African Community] and commenced discussions with their Bars and hope these discussions will be pursued even more.” Oundo included.



As opposed to a usual national bar affiliation these types of as the Uganda Law Society, the East Africa Regulation Modern society is not established by a condition-backed legal framework outlining its mandate succinctly.

The business was launched 27 yrs ago by “a team of Lawyers with the help of the management of the nationwide Bar Associations of the [then] member states [of the East African Community]” according to its site.

Membership to the East Africa Legislation Culture is the two particular person and institutional. The institutional customers of the entire body at present staying national bar associations of the member states of the East African Neighborhood aside from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Individuals have to pay back $20 as annual membership rate.

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Tanzania’s President Samia Hassan Suluhu pledged to grant 10 acres of land asked for for by the EALS on which its headquarter will be manufactured.

Samia reportedly hinted on Tanzania rejoining the African Court docket on Human and People’s Rights following problems that led to the country’s quitting of the courtroom are resolved.

“Tanzania was the one with the best number of circumstances filed by people and civic teams with around 200 purposes most of them centered on producing a negative impression of the government.”  Samia Hassan Suluhu noted as saying.

Article up to date to involve photographs of Treasurer Byabazaire and Secretary Standard Florida and to incorporate detail on membership to the EALS (paragraph 14 to paragraph 16).



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Benjamin is a Authorized author and electronic media enthusiast who founded The Lawful Reviews web page in January, 2020 whilst a fourth yr legislation pupil at Makerere College school of legislation.

Prior to that, Benjamin employed to generate beginner blogs and some of his legal commentaries were being printed by the Everyday Monitor and Independent Journal – the two major publications in Uganda. He covers lawyers, law pupils, judges, judiciary, courts, law schools, and law companies.