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alt  OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE BUREAU OF THE ECOWAS COMMUNITY COURT OF JUSTICE TO LIBERIA, 26-30 JANUARY 2017

The members of the Bureau of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice comprising the President of the Court, Hon. Justice Jérôme Traoré ; the Vice President, Hon. Justice Micah Wilkins Wright  and Hon. Justice Founé Hamèye Mahalmadane (Dean of the Bureau), paid a 3-day Official Visit to Liberia from 26-30 January, 2017 along with some senior officials of the Court.


During the visit, they paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice, Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia and H.E. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and Chair of Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, and briefed them on the activities that the ECOWAS Court of Justice planned to have in Liberia in 2017.

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alt ECOWAS COURT DELIVERS RULINGS IN TWO CASES INVOLVING NIGERIA

The ECOWAS Court has ruled that it has the competence to hear a case of domestic violence instituted against the Federal Government of Nigeria by two Non-Governmental Organisations on behalf of the alleged victim, Mary Sunday.



The Applicants alleged failure by the Defendant to undertake an ‘independent and impartial investigation of allegations of severe domestic violence’ suffered by the 30 year old Nigerian lady.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT MARKS 2017 NEW YEAR CEREMONY


  The President of the Community Court of Justice ECOWAS, Hon Justice Jerome Traore on Thursday, 19th January 2017 urged staff and the judges to work hard in order to surmount the challenges confronting the Court in its desire to ensure the ‘delivery of first class justice for the ever increasing litigants who continue to bring their cases before the Court’ in their quest for justice.


Addressing staff at the annual New Wishes of the Court, the President acknowledged that surmounting the challenges should be accompanied by ‘a continuous improvement in our working conditions and capacity building of both judges and staff’.

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alt  NGO TO COOPERATE WITH COURT FOR PROTECTION WITH COURT FOR PROTECTION OF MINE WORKERS AND LAND TITLE OWNERS

On 13 January 2017, the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), an international NGO constituted by 130 organisations from 31 African countries, paid a courtesy visit to the Community Court of Justice to encourage the Court towards taking greater strides in its mandate of protection of the human rights of West African citizens and to establish ties of cooperation with the Court in the specific areas of protection of the rights of mine workers and land title holders.

ACCA is a coalition of organizations based in Africa supporting  communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations, both multi-national and domestic. Other areas in which it expressed particular interest concerned protection of economic rights and rights to a healthy environment.

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