The East African Community is an intergovernmental institutions government by the Treaty of Establishment of the EAC. The Treaty was signed by the three (3) original Partner States of the Community, namely, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda on 30th of November, 1999 in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Treaty entered into force on 7 July 2000 following the conclusion of the process of its ratification and deposit of the Instruments of Ratification with the Secretary-General by all the three Partner States.
The Objective of the Treaty are outlined in Article 5 (Objectives) which states that:
The goals of the current EAC not limited to the economic sphere. EAC Treaty, integration includes development of:
In order to advance regional integration and cooperation in the above-mentioned areas the EAC has created a regional legal framework which is developed by the EAC Summit of Heads of State and the East African Legislative Assembly and overseen by the East Africa Court of Justice.