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alt  ECOWAS COURT MARKS 2017 NEW YEAR CEREMONY


  The President of the Community Court of Justice ECOWAS, Hon Justice Jerome Traore on Thursday, 19th January 2017 urged staff and the judges to work hard in order to surmount the challenges confronting the Court in its desire to ensure the ‘delivery of first class justice for the ever increasing litigants who continue to bring their cases before the Court’ in their quest for justice.


Addressing staff at the annual New Wishes of the Court, the President acknowledged that surmounting the challenges should be accompanied by ‘a continuous improvement in our working conditions and capacity building of both judges and staff’.

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alt  NGO TO COOPERATE WITH COURT FOR PROTECTION WITH COURT FOR PROTECTION OF MINE WORKERS AND LAND TITLE OWNERS

On 13 January 2017, the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), an international NGO constituted by 130 organisations from 31 African countries, paid a courtesy visit to the Community Court of Justice to encourage the Court towards taking greater strides in its mandate of protection of the human rights of West African citizens and to establish ties of cooperation with the Court in the specific areas of protection of the rights of mine workers and land title holders.

ACCA is a coalition of organizations based in Africa supporting  communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations, both multi-national and domestic. Other areas in which it expressed particular interest concerned protection of economic rights and rights to a healthy environment.

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alt ECOWAS COURT DELIVERS JUDGMENTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASES INVOLVING TOGO AND NIGER

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has declared itself ‘incompetent’ to entertain a suit brought by 34 persons against the Republic of Togo for the alleged failure to fully implement an earlier judgement of the Court in a case brought by the plaintiffs against the government.

In suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/12/15, Aziagbede Kokou & 33 others had asked the court to award 30 million CFA in favour of each of the plaintiffs against the government of Togo for the damages suffered with the partial implementation of judgement no ECW/CCJ/JUDG/07/13 decided by the Court three years ago.

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alt  CHAIRPERSON OF ECOWAS EXTOLLS VALUE OF REGIONAL COURT TO PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS


The Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia on Monday, 5th December 2016 extolled the valuable role of the regional court in the protection of the human rights of community citizens and promotion of justice as ‘injustice’ breeds ‘chaos, destruction and even death.’




She told judges and staff during her maiden visit to the Court that justice is ‘the fundamental right of every citizen,’ reminding the Court of its sacred duty in the dispensation of justice for the effective discharge of its four-fold mandate.

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