Constitutional right of free association

Saleh Kamba & Anor v Attorney General & 4 Ors (Constitutional Petition 16 of 2013) [2014] UGSC 5 (21 February 2014)

This was a consolidated petition and application challenging the constitutionality of the expulsion of members of parliament’s (MPs) from a political party. The MPs were expelled for contravening their party’s constitution and refusing to attend the disciplinary proceedings.
The court considered whether the expulsion of the MPs from the political party was consistent with the Constitution. The court also determined whether parliamentary seats of such MPs should be declared vacant.

Stephen Ng'ala v Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) (Labour Revision No. 34 of 2017) [2020] TZHC 4496; (30 November 2020)

The applicant was an employee of the respondent as a lecturer. His services were allegedly terminated due to his involvement with political activities as a leader of the political party at the District level. He referred the matter to the Commission of Mediation and Arbitration (CMA) where the decision was made in favour of the respondent. Aggrieved by the decision, he filed this application for revision under the provisions of section 91(l)(a) (2)(b)(c) and section 94(4)(a)(b) and 94(l)(b)(i) of the Employment and Labour Relations Act.

The Registered Trustees of Democratic Party (DP) vs The Registrar of Political parties & Another (Misc. Civil Cause No.28 of 2018) [2019] TZHC 2; (22 July 2019)

This was an application for judicial review of the decisions by the registrar of political parties, the 1st respondent, to invalidate the Annual General Meeting of the applicant, the Democratic Party, and to interfere with the internal affairs of the party.

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