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The Reform and Harmonization of Commercial Laws in the East African Community

Mugasha, A (2017) 'The Reform and Harmonization of Commercial Laws in the East African Community.' European Journal of Law Reform, 19 (4). 306 - 336. ISSN 1387-2370

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Abstract

The partner states in the East African Community (EAC) have modernized their commercial laws to claim their post-colonial identity and facilitate development. While law reform and the harmonization of laws are both methods of shaping laws, the national law reform programmes in the EAC mainly aim to ensure that the laws reflect the domestic socioeconomic circumstances, in contrast to the harmonization of national commercial laws, which focuses on the attainment of economic development. This article observes that the reformed and harmonized commercial laws in the EAC are mainly legal transplants of the principles of transnational commercial law that have been adapted to meet domestic needs and aspirations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 12:51
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2018 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21491

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