TGCL

Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies
at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth

TGCL Series

Volume 4: Regional Integration and Law: East African and European Perspectives

Series Volume 4

Josaphat L. Kanywanyi, Ulrike Wanitzek, Anatole Nahayo and Johannes Döveling (eds)

Table of contents. 

This book on “Regional Integration and Law: East African andEuropean Perspectives” is the fourth volume of the “TGCLSeries”, a series of edited volumes produced at the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL).After an Introduction on the major challenges of regional legalintegration, Part One, devoted to East African perspectives,begins with a discussion of the role of leadership in theimplementation of the African Peace and Security ArchitectureFramework in the East African Community. Following this,harmonisation of domestic tax laws is analysed with regardto its potential as an instrument for regional integration, withthe major example of Burundi’s new income tax law of 2013.Criminal procedural law in Tanzania is looked at in the light ofhuman rights, especially the right to equality. The effectivenessof mandatory SIM card registration in Uganda is criticallyanalysed. The protection of consumers against counterfeitand substandard pharmaceuticals in Tanzania is discussedwithin the framework of the Single Customs Territory of theEast African Community.In Part Two, focused on European perspectives, a discussionof the relationship between the French Constitution andEuropean Union law, exploring the “alchemy of sovereignty andintegration”, is followed by articles on the specifically Germanchallenges with regard to the incorporation of European Unionlaw into the national body of laws, with case studies of theEuro Rescue Fund, consumer protection law, administrativelaw and labour law. In addition to these examples of regionallegal integration within the European Union, the last articlediscusses the role played by another regional community ofstates, i.e. the Council of Europe and its European Conventionon Human Rights, in the development of national family lawsin Europe.

Josaphat L. Kanywanyi, Ulrike Wanitzek, Anatole Nahayo and Johannes Döveling (eds), Regional Integration and Law: East African and European Perspectives, Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press, 2014

Distribution in cooperation with Rüdiger Köppe Publishers, Köln, Germany
ISBN (Dar es Salaam University Press) 978-9976-60-583-9
ISBN (Rüdiger Köppe Publishers) 978-3-89645-169-9

Volume 3: Constitutional Reform Processes and Integration in East Africa

Series Volume 3

Johannes Döveling, Kennedy Gastorn and Ulrike Wanitzek (eds)

Table of contents.

Against the background of the ongoing constitutional reform process in Tanzania, this volume on “Constitutional Reform Processes and Integration in East Africa” provides a critical discussion of the subject in the light of continuing regional integration within the East African Community (EAC). Tanzania has the opportunity to learn from previous experience in the other Partner States of the EAC, where new constitutions were enacted in 1995 (Uganda), 2003 (Rwanda), 2005 (Burundi) and 2010 (Kenya). Comparative discussions of these reforms and the current Tanzanian reform process were held at two joint conferences of the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Dar es Salaam in May 2012 and in May 2013. Selected conference papers and additional contributions to this volume analyse weaknesses in the current Tanzanian Constitution and make suggestions for improvement. Corruption and poor public service responsibility are looked at as possible consequences of open-ended features in constitutionalism and cultural attitudes. ‘Best practices’ for a modern judiciary and the role of the National Electoral Commission in supporting constitutional democracy are also discussed. Further topics include the constitutionalisation of citizenship law and of
environmental law. The volume ends with the executive summary of the reform proposals submitted in April 2013 by the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law to the Constitutional Review Commission of Tanzania.

Johannes Döveling, Kennedy Gastorn and Ulrike Wanitzek (eds), Constitutional Reform Processes and Integration in East Africa, Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press, 2013
Distribution in cooperation with Rüdiger Köppe Publishers, Köln, Germany
ISBN (Dar es Salaam University Press) 978-9976-60-561-7
ISBN (Rüdiger Köppe Publishers) 978-3-89645-168-2

Volume 2: Processes of Legal Integration in the East African Community

Series Volume 2

Kennedy Gastorn, Harald Sippel, Ulrike Wanitzek (eds).

Table of contents.

This volume on “Processes of Legal Integration in the East African Community” takes up legal questions arising at various stages of the development and growth of the East African Community (EAC). Only ten years after the coming into force of the EAC Treaty in 2000, the East African Common Market was established in 2010. The potential of the EAC Treaty to develop into a constitution for East Africa, and the role of the East African Court of Justice in the process of legal integration are topics discussed in this volume. The legal historical background of the EAC from the inception of colonial rule is traced, and the right of access to land is examined. Moreover, an analysis of “multiple sources of law” refers to the claim that in every African state there are a number of bodies of law which differ from each other, not only in content, but also in the sources of their claims to authority. These topics are relevant within the work of the Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL) with its regional orientation in constitutional law, human rights law and comparative law towards the EAC and its partner states.

Kennedy Gastorn, Harald Sippel, Ulrike Wanitzek (eds), Processes of Legal Integration in the East African Community, Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press 2011
Distribution in cooperation with Rüdiger Köppe Publishers, Köln, Germany
ISBN (Dar es Salaam University Press) 978-9-97660-529-7
ISBN (Rüdiger Köppe Publishers) 978-3-89645-167-5

Volume 1: Justice and Dignity for All. Current Issues of Human Rights in Tanzania

Series Volume 1

Kennedy Gastorn, Harald Sippel, Ulrike Wanitzek (eds).

Table of contents.

“Dignity and Justice for All of Us” was the motto of a year-long commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law and the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance celebrated this anniversary with a joint conference at the University of Dar es Salaam in November 2008. The revised conference papers contained in this volume provide a critical discussion of violations of human rights, such as those arising from corruption, mob violence and witchcraft killings. This account of the current state of human rights in Tanzania is supplemented by further contributions providing a European historical perspective on human rights and a discussion of the relevance of human rights within postgraduate legal education such as that conducted at the TGCL.

Kennedy Gastorn, Harald Sippel, Ulrike Wanitzek (eds), Justice and Dignity for All: Current Issues of Human Rights in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press, 2010.
Distribution in cooperation with Rüdiger Köppe Publishers, Köln, Germany,
ISBN (Dar es Salaam University Press) 978-9976-60-517-4
ISBN (Rüdiger Köppe Publishers) 978-3-89645-166-8