STATE SOVEREIGNITY, AN OBSTACLE TO REGIONAL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY

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DECLARATION ................................................................................................................ 1

APPROVAL........................ . ............................................................................................ ii

DEDICATION ................................................................................................................... iii

AKNOWLEDGEMENTS .................................................................................................. iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................... v

DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS .................................................................................... vii

ABBREVIATIONS ......................................................................................................... viii

1.0 INTRODUCTION: ..................................................................................................... !

1.1 Background .................................................................................................................... 1

1.2 Demise of the East African Cooperation 1967-1977 ..................................................... 3

2.0 CHAPTER ONE: REGIONAL INTERGRATION AND SOVEREIGNTY ............. 5

2.1 What is regional integration? ...................................................................................... 5

2.2 What is Sovereignty? ...................................... " ............................................................. ?

2.2.1 Westphalia Sovereignty .............................................................................................. 8

2.2.2 The Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States ............................. 10

2.2.3 Regional Integration and Changes in the notion of Sovereignty .............................. 11

2.2.4 Economic Integration, examples from Europe ......................................................... 13

2.2.5 European Integration and the Issue of Sovereignty .................................................. 15

2.2.6 The East African Community and the Issue of Sovereignty .................................... 17

3.0 CHAPTER TWO: THE LEGAL ORDER CREATED BY THE EAC .................... 20

3.1 The Legal Order ofthe Community ........................................................................ 20

3.2 The EAC as a Creation ofLaw and a Community based onLaw ........................... 21

3.3 The relationship between Community Law and the National Laws of the Partner

States .................................................................................................................................. 25

3.4 The Legal Capacity of the Community ........... : ........................................................... 26

4.0 CHAPTER THREE: THE ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE ........ 33

4.1 The Organs ofthe East African Community ............................................................... 33

4.2 The Summit ................................................................................................................. 33

4.3 The Council ................................................................................................................. 37

4.4 The Co-ordination and Sectoral Committees .............................................................. 39

4.5 The East African Court of Justice ................................................................................ 40

4.6 The East African Legislative Assembly ..................................................................... .44

4. 7 The Secretariat ............................................................................................................. 46

4.8 The Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA): A Comparative

Aspect ................................................................................................................................ 47

5.0 CHAPTER FOUR: CHALLENGES FACING THE EAST AFRICAN .............. 52

5.1 Pan-Africanism Revisited ............................................................................................ 52

5.2 Security challenges ........................................................ , ............................................. 54

5.3 Economic Factors: ................................................ , ...................................................... 56

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5.4 Social Issues ............................................................................................................... 58

5.5 Regional Union Mernbership ....................................................................................... 60

5.6 Political Factors .......................................................................................................... 60

5. 7 The Sovereignty issue..................... . ........................................................................... 62

6.0 CHAPTER FIVE: CONCLUSION L\.ND RECOMMENDATIONS .......................... 64

Reference ............................................................................................. 67

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Research, S. (2022). STATE SOVEREIGNITY, AN OBSTACLE TO REGIONAL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/state-sovereignity-an-obstacle-to-regional-integration-case-study-east-africa-community

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Research, SSA "STATE SOVEREIGNITY, AN OBSTACLE TO REGIONAL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY" Afribary. Afribary, 16 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/state-sovereignity-an-obstacle-to-regional-integration-case-study-east-africa-community. Accessed 07 Oct. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "STATE SOVEREIGNITY, AN OBSTACLE TO REGIONAL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Aug. 2022. Web. 07 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/state-sovereignity-an-obstacle-to-regional-integration-case-study-east-africa-community >.

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Research, SSA . "STATE SOVEREIGNITY, AN OBSTACLE TO REGIONAL INTEGRATION CASE STUDY EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/state-sovereignity-an-obstacle-to-regional-integration-case-study-east-africa-community