Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Court of Justice)

Cour de justice du Marché commun de l'Afrique de l'est et de l'Afrique australe
Corte de justicia del Mercado Común para Africa Orientale e Austral

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Established with the appointment of 7 Judges by 3rd Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government, under Article 19 of the Treaty establishing F-XF3162 - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). First proposed, 5 Nov 1993, Kampala (Uganda), by Heads of State and Government and plenipotentiaries of H-XF6602 - Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern African States (PTA), to replace U-XK0209 - PTA Tribunal and PTA Administrative Appeals Board. Registry of the Court is temporarily located at COMESA Headquarters, Lusaka (Zambia).


Ensure adherence to law in the interpretation and application of the Treaty and adjudicate any disputes that may arise among member states regarding the interpretation and application of its provisions.


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Two-tier judicial system: First Instance Division of 7 Judges, including Principal Judge; Appellate Division of 5 Judges, including President of the Court.


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GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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