Evaluating the Extent of Policy Harmonization for Free Labor Movement across the East African Community: A Case Study of Kenya and Tanzania

Abstract:

For a long time, African states have yearned to achieve the free movement of labour. The East African Community has identified this as a key objective on its part. An ambitious endeavor that will see the continents’ citizens provided the right of establishment, right to work and right of residence without undergoing discrimination in whatever partner state they choose to exercise such rights in. This thesis sought to assess the practicality of such endeavors with a focus on the continents’ Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and in particular the East African Community (EAC). It looked at the current progress in implementing the Common Market Protocol in relation to free movement of labour and the issues that arise in its implementation. This shall be well understood by outlining the rationale behind the free movement of labour and what it means practically by looking at the measures put in place by the EAC towards achieving the free movement of persons among the state parties be it through the EAC Treaty or Judicial interpretations and whether these efforts are realizable. The study sets to be beneficial to policy makers, the employers and employees and the EAC citizens. The study therefore recommends seek to recommend aligning the labour laws in respective State Parties with the Protocol Establishing the East African Common Market (PEEACCM) since this will enable the EAC achieve its aspirations of free movement of labour.
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APA

Mukundi, N (2024). Evaluating the Extent of Policy Harmonization for Free Labor Movement across the East African Community: A Case Study of Kenya and Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-extent-of-policy-harmonization-for-free-labor-movement-across-the-east-african-community-a-case-study-of-kenya-and-tanzania

MLA 8th

Mukundi, Njombai "Evaluating the Extent of Policy Harmonization for Free Labor Movement across the East African Community: A Case Study of Kenya and Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 04 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-extent-of-policy-harmonization-for-free-labor-movement-across-the-east-african-community-a-case-study-of-kenya-and-tanzania. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

Mukundi, Njombai . "Evaluating the Extent of Policy Harmonization for Free Labor Movement across the East African Community: A Case Study of Kenya and Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 04 May. 2024. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-extent-of-policy-harmonization-for-free-labor-movement-across-the-east-african-community-a-case-study-of-kenya-and-tanzania >.

Chicago

Mukundi, Njombai . "Evaluating the Extent of Policy Harmonization for Free Labor Movement across the East African Community: A Case Study of Kenya and Tanzania" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-extent-of-policy-harmonization-for-free-labor-movement-across-the-east-african-community-a-case-study-of-kenya-and-tanzania