Justice Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja is the current and 4th President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ). He was appointed Judge of Appeal by the Summit of the EAC Heads of State in November 2013 and subsequently, appointed the Judge President of the EACJ in June 2014. He was appointed for seven years tenure.
Previously, Justice Ugirashebuja was a Dean of the Law School, University of Rwanda; Member of the Superior Council of Judiciary; Member of the Supreme Council of Prosecution; Senior Lecturer at the National University of Rwanda; Member of Team of Experts in the East African Community on Fears, Challenges and Concerns towards the East African Political Federation; Legal Advisor at the Rwanda Environment Authority; and Legal Advisor at the Rwandan Constitution Commission. He has given lectures at the University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, the University of Dar es Salaam, to the Rwanda Senior Command and Staff and at the Rwanda National Police College.
He has been an expert and arbitrator in both national and international arbitrations. He has also authored several academic and conference papers.