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altDELEGATION OF FRANCOPHONE COURT ON A WORKING VISIT TO ECOWAS COUNTERPART    

The President of the ECOWAS Court, Honourable Justice Jérôme Traoré has called for the strengthening of the inter-institutional dialogue between the Court and its counterpart for Francophone West Africa, the UEMOA Court, in order leverage the competencies of the two organisations in deepening the implementation of Community law.



Speaking at the formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a working visit to the Court by a delegation from the UEMOA Court, the President remarked that there is no conflict of jurisdiction between the two court as they were bound by the same commitment to the implementation of community law, the principles of justice and a recognition of the primacy of law in the discharge of their mandates.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT FIXES 27 JUNE FOR JUDGMENT IN AN ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION INVOLVING THE DEATH OF A DRIVER.

The ECOWAS today fixed 27th June 2017 to deliver judgment in a case brought by ThankGod Legbara and four others, alleging the violation of their human rights by the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the killing of a commercial bus driver allegedly by agents of the State for refusal to pay bribe.


In the suit number ECW/CCJ/APP/38/15 filed before the Court on 15th of December 2015, the plaintiffs, who are dependants of the deceased, alleged that a security agent of the defendant unlawfully shot and killed the driver who was going about his lawful business.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT FIXES 25th APRIL TO DELIVER JUDGEMENTS IN SEPARATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASES INVOLVING NIGERIA


Judgement has been fixed for 25th April, 2017 by the Community Court of justice in a case for the alleged violation of human rights against the Federal Republic of Nigeria filed by a Nigerian actress, Dorothy Chioma Njemanze and three others.
The plaintiffs, all female, accused agents of the government in suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/17/14 filed before the Court on 17th September 2014 by their counsel of the violation of their right to human dignity. They particularly accused the agents of subjecting them to physical, sexual and psychological violence as well as verbal assaults at different times between 2010 and 2014.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN GRAND STYLE

A judge of the ECOWAS Court has assured female staff that the management will take steps to address shortcomings in the representation of women in strategic positions in the Court in order to strengthen its image as an equal opportunities employer.


Speaking at a dinner hosted on 9th March 2017 by the Women’s forum of the Court to mark the International Women’s Day, Honorable Justice Yaya Boiro challenged them to be motivated by the theme of this year’s celebration as adopted by the UN to strive for greater heights in their determination to attain gender parity in the work place.

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