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 COURT PRESIDENT CALLS FOR A CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT PROMOTES EFFICIENCY AND SPEEDY DISPENSATION OF JUSTICE


A committee is to be set up by the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS to develop proposals for improving the management of cases brought before the Court in order to ensure the emergence of a system that promotes efficiency and the speedy dispensation of justice, the President of the Court, Honorable Justice Jerome Traore said on Friday, 24th June 2016.


Justice Traore said while opening the 8th Judicial Retreat of the Court that the committee will propose a document to guide the Court in managing its cases and clarify the roles of the different structures involved in the management of cases within the Court.

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 ECOWAS COMMUNITY COURT OF JUSTICE GETS NEW PRESIDENT


Judges of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS have reconstituted the bureau of the Court with the election of Honorable Justice Jérôme Traoré from Burkina Faso as the new President of the Court, Honorable Justice Micah Wilkins Wright from Liberia as Vice President and Honorable Justice Hamèye Founé Mahalmadane from Mali as the Dean.


Justice Traoré, who becomes the first male President of the 15-year old Court, will serve a two year term with the other members of the bureau.

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ECOWAS COURT ORDERS GHANA TO PAY $250,000 AS COMPENSATION OVER DEATH OF NIGERIAN STUDENT


The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS has ordered the Republic of Ghana to pay $250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars) in compensation to the family of a 15-year old Nigerian Student, Augustine Chukwuebuka Ogukwe, who died in a swimming incident on 15 th October 2013 in the country.


Delivering judgement in a case brought by the father of the deceased, Mr Obioma Ogukwe, the Court said that the compensation is for the failure of the country’s police to carry out a proper investigation into the death of the student thereby failing in its obligation to protect and defend all persons within its territory.

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