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alt ECOWAS COURT FIXES 30 MAY FOR JUDGMENT IN A CASE OF THE DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS ALLEGEDLY LINKED TO KIDNAPPING BY THE GOVERNMENT


 Judgement has been fixed for 30th May 2018 by the ECOWAS Court in a case brought by the father of an alleged kidnapper whose residence was ‘arbitrarily’        demolished by agents of the State on 12th April 2014 under a law of Nigeria’s Imo state that allows for the demolition of the houses of kidnappers.


In suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/13/14 Chief Damian Onwuham and 12 others are suing the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the government of the country’s Imo State for the demolition of their residential buildings of three bungalows on suspicion that one of the occupants of the property, the son of Chief Onwuham, was a kidnapper.
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alt ECOWAS COURT SET TO DELIVER JUDGMENT IN AN ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASE INVOLVING TOGO

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice will on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 deliver Judgement in a suit filed by a Burkinabe, Yoda Yacouba alleging the violation of his right to property and protection of the law by the government of the Republic of Togo over some vehicles he ordered from Italy that were impounded on the orders of the country’s national court at the port of Lome.


In suit no. ECW/CCJ/APP/17/16, the Plaintiff averred that the action of the government of Togo constituted a breach of trust as he had made arrangements to take delivery of the vehicles, but was told by his agent, Douda Guebre that two of the vehicles were allegedly released to one Mr Dieng Serigne Saliou, a Senegalese, based on fake documents.
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alt ECOWAS COURT AWARDS SIX MILLION DALASIS AGAINST THE GAMBIA FOR INCACERATION AND TORTURE OF JOURNALISTS

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the government of The Gambia to pay six million Dalasi in compensation to four Gambian journalists for the violation of their human right and subjecting them to degrading treatment.


Alhagie Jobe and Lamin Fatty, fourth and fifth plaintiffs in a suit filed by four journalists and NGO were awarded two million Dalasi each for the violation of their human rights including the right to freedom of expression and right to freedom from torture while Fatou Camara and Fatou Jaw Manneh, second and third plaintiffs would each get 1 million Dalasi for the violation of their rights.

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alt ECOWAS COURT OF JUSTICE DISMISSES CASE FOR REVISION OF JUDGMENT BY ECOWAS COMMISSION

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has rejected an application filed by the ECOWAS Commission for the revision of its judgement of 16th October 2016.


Relying on Articles 25 of the Protocol on the Court and Article 92 of its Rules, the Court noted that the application for review did not satisfy one of the conditions precedent- that such an application must be premised on new facts of a decisive nature, which were unknown to the Court or the party applying for revision, provided that such ignorance was not due to negligence.

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