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alt 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE COURT TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACEBUILDING IN WEST

The problems of insurgency and terrorism as well as other manifestations of instability in the region and their role in frustrating the emergence of an efficient and effective human rights regime in West Africa are among the issues to be examined by stakeholders during the 2018 international conference of the Community Court of Justice which opens on Wednesday, 18th April 2018 in Bamako, Mali.


President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will open the four-day conference which is being held under the theme Protection of Human Rights: A factor for peacebuilding in West Africa and will bring together academics, judges, lawyers, representatives of Civil Society, staff of the Court, the ECOWAS Commission and the Court’s partners.

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alt ECOWAS COURT PRESIDENT RECEIVE CAPE VERDE MINISTER OF REGIONAL INTEGRATION

The President of ECOWAS Court of Justice, Honorable Justice Jérome Traoré has applauded Member States of the Community for their commitment to the integration of ECOWAS which contributed to its transformation into Africa’s leading Regional Economic Community (REC).


Receiving Cape Verde’s Minister of Regional Integration, Mr. Julio Herbert Lopes on Thursday, 12th April 2018, the President also paid tribute to the elaborate structure established by the Community to support various aspects of its integration architecture.

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alt COURT OFFICIAL SPEAKS ON DANGERS OF UNEQUAL APPLICATION OF INSTRUMENTS ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHT


A senior official of the ECOWAS Court, Mr. Tony Anene-Maidoh has blamed the unequal application of international and regional instruments that confer civil and political rights on citizens for the resort to opposition, litigations and social unrest by citizens in ECOWAS Member States.


‘When civil and political rights are not guaranteed to all as part of equal protection of laws, or when such guarantees exist on paper but are not respected in practice, opposition, legal action and even social unrest may ensue,’ he said during a UN organized panel discussion on the Adjudication of Civil and Political Rights held in Dakar on Thursday, 22nd March 2018.

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