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Harmonisation of Laws in the East African Community : the State of Affairs with Comparative Insights from the European Union and other Regional Economic Communities

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-3899-7

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Harmonisation of Laws in the East African Community : the State of Affairs with Comparative Insights from the European Union and other Regional Economic Communities.
ed.: Döveling, Johannes ; Majamba, Hamudi I. ; Oppong, Richard Frimpong ; Wanitzek, Ulrike . Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL)
Nairobi : LawAfrica , 2018 . - XII, 469 P. - (TGCL Series ; 5 )
ISBN 978-9966-53-071-4

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Workshop "Eastern African common legal space in economic law: State of the Art and future perspectives, with consideration of the European experience" vom 10.-11. August 2015 in Dares Salaam, Tansania
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Project financing: VolkswagenStiftung


Regional economic communities are of increasing relevance for the economic and social development of individual countries. Consensus among member states on economic policy is necessary for the success of a regional economic community and the achievement of its goals. The free movement of goods, services, persons and capital is a key aspect in reducing barriers to trade and other economic activities. A central instrument for achieving this goal is the harmonisation of law, as the creation of a common legal space in the field of economic law is decisive for the reduction of barriers to international trade within a regional community; it creates a conducive climate for investments from the region and into the region, and for the provision of new jobs; and it is therefore an important factor in economic growth and welfare. The Research Workshop focused on the harmonisation of private economic law, especially in the fields of commercial law, competition law, intellectual property law, labour law and private international law (with a special focus on choice of law in contracts, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments). The papers presented explored the impact of the law of regional economic communities on the national laws, as well as obstacles that those laws pose to regional integration, with regard to the East African Community (EAC), other African regional economic communities, and the European Union (EU). The workshop brought together senior and junior legal scholars from Africa and Europe and provided an opportunity for exchange and mutual learning. Through this publication, the results of the workshop are made accessible to interested researchers both in Africa and Europe.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Harmonisation of Laws; Private International Law; Regional Integration; East Africa; East African Community; Kenya; Tanzania; Burundi; Rwanda; South Sudan; Uganda
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Law
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > African Studies
Research Institutions > Central research institutes > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Central research institutes
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-3899-7
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 11:27
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 11:45


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