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 SEVEN NEW CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FILED DURING THE VACATION OF ECOWAS COURT


Seven new cases were filed by Community citizens in four Member States during the three month annual vacation of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS between July 15th and 15th September2016, according to records at the registry of the Court.


Nigeria with four, topped the list of the cases while the others came from The Gambia, Guinea and Mali mainly for the alleged violation of the human rights of the plaintiffs, particularly the right to life, freedom of expression and violation of social/cultural, political rights and/or economic deprivation.

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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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