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altREGIONAL COURT STRIKES OUT CASE DEMANDING CONCESSIONS FOR ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL


West Africa’s regional Court has struck out a case brought by an association claiming to represent the 1,405,201 original inhabitants of the Nigerian capital in which they asked for concessions from the government that will preserve their cultural identify, improve their participation in government and enhance the development of the territory.


Delivering judgement in the suit, a panel of three judges of the Community Court of Justice held that although the subject matter was admissible and within the Court’s competence, it was inclined to agree with the submission of the Defendant that the Applicant lacked the authority to institute the suit while some of the declarations sought could not be granted as they were within the domestic jurisdiction of national Courts.

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alt CCJ TO ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIP WITH ICC

The President of the Community Court of Justice has advocated the creation of framework of cooperation between the Court and the International Criminal Court (ICC), based on axes to be determined by both Courts in order to strengthen synergy between them in the promotion of accountability, the fight against impunity and the defence of human rights.

In a paper presented on the Complementarity and Cooperation of Court in an Interconnected World Justice System, Justice Jerome Traoré said that such framework would facilitate the development of complementarity through the effective discharge of their individual mandates
He also proposed other areas of cooperation between the two Courts in the areas mainly in capacity building for their judges and officials as well as study and working visits for their officials

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altECOWAS COURT FIXES 17 MAY 2018 TO DELIVER TO DELIVER JUDGMENT IN ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASE INVOLVING A NIGERIAN LADY

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has fixed 17th May 2018 to deliver judgement in a case brought by two Non- governmental Organisations against the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over a Nigerian lady, the third plaintiff, who was allegedly beaten and bathed with hot cooking oil by the fiancé, a corporal with the Nigerian Police Force.


The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center, Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Mary Sunday brought the case for the violation of the human rights of Mary, who allegedly suffered severe burns from the incident following a domestic dispute with the fiancé, Corporal Isaac Gbanwuan.

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alt FORMER AD HOC CHIEF JUSTICE OF LIBERIA SWORN IN AS JUDGE OF THE ECOWAS COURT

A former Ad Hoc Chief Justice of Liberia, Justice Yussif D. Kaba has been sworn in as a Judge of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice by the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

He was sworn in on the margins of the 52nd Ordinary session of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS held on 16th December 2017 in Abuja.

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