ECOWAS Court Exonerates Malian Government of Human Rights Violations in 2 Cases Brought by its Citizens

Two cases brought by Malian medical interns alleging the violation of their right to employment, access to public service and right against all forms of discrimination against the government of Mali have been dismissed by the ECOWAS Court of Justice, ECOWAS.

In the first suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/25/17, Bekaye Traore and ten other interns accused the government of the Republic of Mali of discriminating against them based on the criteria for the recruitment issued by the Ministry of Higher Education on the 18 December 2015.

In the second suit no. ECW/CCJ/APP/26/17, eight of the interns alleged that the government violated an administrative procedure in carrying out the exercise.

Both cases were merged by the three-member panel of the Judges of the Court, led by Honorable Justice Gberi-Be Quattara, on the ground that the suits involved the same parties, issues and facts.