The Court comprising: Sophia A.B. AKUFFO, President; Bernard M. NGOEPE,

Vice-President; Gerard NIYUNGEKO, Fatsah OUGUERGOUZ, Duncan TAMBALA,
Elsie N. THOMPSON, Sylvain ORE, El Hadji GUISSE and Kimelabalou ABAJudges and Robert ENO -Registrar,

In conformity with Article 22 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and
Peoples' Rights on the establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples'
Rights and Rule 8(2) of the Rules of Court, (the Rules), Judge Augustino S.L.
Ramadhani, member of the Court and Tanzanian national, did not hear the case.

In the matter of:

KARATA ERNEST AND OTHERS

Applicants

v.
THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

Respondent

1. By an Application filed with the Registry of the Court on 27 January 2012,
some former employees of the East African Community, an African regional
organization which was dissolved in 1977, brought the United Republic of
Tanzania before the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights for
allegedly violating some of their basic rights.
2. The Application was placed on the cause list on 30 January 2012 under the
title "Karata Ernest and Others v. the United Republic of Tanzania",
Application No. 001/2012.
3. In a letter, dated 25 October 2012, addressed to the Court, Mr. Karata Ernest
and six (6) other former employees of the defunct organization stated that
they had never filed any Application with the Court nor had they authorized
anyone to use their names for that purpose.

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