How to Draft Certificate of urgency in Tanzania.

What is application for certificate of urgency?

The application for a certificate of urgency is a legal process in some jurisdictions that allows a party in a legal case to request expedited or urgent treatment of their matter. 

It is usually filed when there are compelling reasons that require the court to hear the case or issue a decision more quickly than the normal court schedule would allow.

In Tanzania legal system This applicatiin is embedded with chamber summons with enabling provisions. Below is example of certificate of urgency.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF TANZANIA
(……………….. MAIN REGISTRY)
AT ………………..
MISC. APPLICATION NO. …….OF …………
xxx…………………………..…………….. ……………………..APPLICANT
VERSUS

yyy………………. ………………….RESPONDENT

CERTIFICATE OF URGENCY
I, ………………………, an Advocate for the Applicant herein DO HEREBY CERTIFY that, in my opinion, hearing of the application for ………………………………….is of utmost urgency for the following reason: –
1.for example can be written as (The urgency is that if the Order by the Minister is effected, it will irreparably affect the parents and pupils of the school because it has been a public school all years. The school should not be privatized)

  1. I undertake to make appearance for the hearing of the application on any day this Honourable Court may be pleased to designate.

In the foregoing circumstances, I pray that the matter be heard immediately as a matter of
extreme urgency.

Dated at ………………………….. this …… day of …………………, …..……….
…………………………………………
ADVOCATE FOR THE APPLICANT

Presented for filing this …………………….. day of ………………, …. …….
…………………………………..
REGISTRY OFFICER

DRAWN & FILLED BY:
Sheria zetu
Box 34
Dar es salaam.

Copy To Be Served Upon:
Respondent.

What are Factors for certificate of urgency in Tanzania?

some common reasons for seeking a certificate of urgency might include:

Emergency situations: When a matter requires immediate attention due to potential harm or loss if not addressed promptly.

Preservation of rights: If there is a risk that a party’s rights may be irreparably harmed or compromised if the case proceeds at the regular pace.

Time-sensitive evidence: When crucial evidence may become unavailable or unreliable if the case is not expedited.

Public interest: Cases involving matters of significant public interest or importance may be eligible for expedited treatment.

Compliance with deadlines: When there are statutory or contractual deadlines that need to be met.

Appliction under certificate of urgency helps Litigants to get their rights which in normal casw schedule may not be available.