JUDGMENT OF THE COURT INTRODUCTION 1. This is a Reference by one BENOIT NDORIMANA, a resident of the Republic of Burundi (hereinafter referred to as the “Applicant”). His address for the purpose of this Reference is indicated as C/O Mr. Horace NCUTIYUMUHETO, Boulevard Patrice Lumumba, P.O. Box 1374 Bujumbura, Burundi. 2. The Reference was filed on 8th April 2013 under Articles 3(3)(b), 6(d), 7(2), 8(4), 27(1) and 30(1) &(2) of the Treaty Establishing the East African Community (hereinafter referred to as the “Treaty”) and Rules 1(2) and 24 of the East African Court of Justice Rules of Procedure (hereinafter referred to as the “Rules”). The Respondent is the Attorney General of the Republic of Burundi, who is the Principal Legal Adviser of the Republic of Burundi, and is being sued on behalf of the Government of Burundi. 3. When this Reference was filed, the Secretary General of the East African Community had been sued as the 2nd Respondent, but in an Amended Reference filed on 18th November 2013, the Applicant withdrew the 2nd Respondent from the Reference. REPRESENTATION 4. The Applicant was represented by Mr. Isidore Rufyikiri, but the latter was replaced by Mr. Horace NCUTIYUMUHETO following a notice of change of advocate. Mr. Nestor KAYOBERA appeared for the Respondent. REFERENCE No. 2 OF 2013 Page 2

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