Bwesigye ably analyzes the first years of the East African Court of Justice in five chapters of the book. He studies the historical setting of the international stature of the EACJ tracing it from colonial times to the twenty first century. In chapter three, the book describes the structure of the EACJ while the fourth chapter assesses the salient challenges facing the EACJ and the prospects for the court as an international court. The book explores issues related to the proliferation of international courts and the impact on the EACJ, the extension of EACJ''s jurisdiction to cover human rights matters and exercise appellate jurisdiction, the role of the EACJ in efforts to integrate and harmonize the law in partner states, the establishment of quasi dispute resolution mechanisms within the East African Community, the relationship of the EACJ and national courts and other prospects and contemporary challenges facing the court. The final chapter offers an outline of the conclusions arising from the study and adopts recommendations.