Court resumes one of its annual activities suspended due to the pandemic.
The ECOWAS Court of Justice will on Monday, 28
June 2021 resume its annual
administration and finance retreat, one of the principal activities of the Court
which was suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic that affected most of
the support functions of the Court.
The President of the Court, Justice Edward Amoako Asante described the
resumption of the activity through the 13
Administration and Budget Retreat,
as ‘an important milestone on the journey to the resumption of the activities
of the Court that was suspended in compliance with the Covid-19 protocol.
He added: “In order to continue to discharge its judicial function while the
pandemic raged, the Court had to deploy virtual technology which enabled the
remote conduct of court sessions thereby ensuring that its work was not
He expressed optimism about the possibility of the resumption of other
strategic activities of the Court such as the Judicial retreat, sensitization
campaigns, the international conference and external court sessions held
outside the seat of the Court.
The “five-day retreat will focus on the performance, achievement, challenges
and prospects as they relate to the administrative and “nancial management of
The retreat, which will be attended by the Judges, their Executive Assistants
and Staff will also discuss the 2022 draft budget of the Court.