of the amendment of the Constitution by ‘allowing’ these constitutional
challenges.

COMPLAINTS

6. The Applicants allege violations of;
i.

Articles 13, 19, 21, 22 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

ii. Article 23 of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.
iii. Article 6(d) of the Treaty of the East African Community
iv. Article 101 of the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda

APPLICANTS’ PRAYERS

7. The Applicants are praying for Interim measures and prays that the Court:
i. “Order President Kagame and the Republic of Rwanda to strictly abide by and
respect the clear wording of article 101 of the Republic of Rwanda Constitution,
read with article 13 of the ACHPR and article 23 of the Democracy Charter.
ii. Order the Senate of Rwanda not to entertain any motion purportedly instigated by
the people of Rwanda to repeal article 101 because the people exhausted this
power after they banned themselves from ever revisiting article 101
iii. Order the government of the Republic of Rwanda to comply with article 23(5) of the
African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance which forbids any
change of the constitution to give the president third or other term.
iv. Order any relief(s) as the Court may deem necessary in the circumstances”

RESPONDENT’S PLEADINGS

8. The Respondent contends that some of the Applicants, Mr. Safari Stanley and
Mr. Kayumba Nyamwasa lack the locus standi to bring the Application before this
Court because the former is a convict of genocide and a fugitive from justice and
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