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 ECOWAS COURT DISMISSES CASES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST MEMBER STATES    


The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS on Tuesday, 17th May 2016 dismissed three cases brought by Community citizens alleging the violation of their human rights by Member States of the Community.


In one of the cases, Mr Abdoulaye Koba, had sued the Republic of Niger claiming 100 million CFA in damages for the violation of his human rights over the failure of the State-owned Bank for Development to pay him the balance of 14,989,407 million CFA owed him by the now defunct bank.

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 ECOWAS Court Exonerates Sierra Leone of Human Rights Violation


The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS has dismissed as ‘baseless’, a case brought by 180 former staff of the defunct Sierra National Airlines against the government of Sierra Leone alleging the violation of their human rights over the payment of their severance benefits.


Delivering judgment in the case on Thursday, 19th May 2016, a panel of three judges of the Court held that the ‘liquidation process initiated by the State of Sierra Leone does not constitute a violation of any of the rights invoked by the Applicants.

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 DASUKI VS FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA: ECOWAS COURT FIXES 29 JUNE FOR JUDGEMENT


The ECOWAS Court of Justice has fixed judgement for 29 June 2016 in the suit filed by retired Colonel Sambo Mohammed Dasuki, the National Security Adviser (NSA)      to former Nigerian President alleging the violation of his human rights by the government over his continued detention since December 2015 and seizure of his properties.


This followed the conclusion of oral evidence by two officers of the Department of State Security who were called as witnesses by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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 COURT RESERVES TWO DAYS FOR HEARING IN A CASE BROUGHT BY SECURITY ADVISER TO FORMER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT


The ECOWAS Regional Court has reserved two days to hear the case brought by Retired Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser to a former Nigerian president alleging human rights violations against the government following his continued detention and the seizure of his properties.


According to the cause list released by the Registry of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, the case will be heard on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May 2016. This followed the dismissal by the Court on 11th April 2016 of the preliminary objection filed by the government of Nigeria challenging the jurisdiction of the Court to hear the case.

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