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alt  ECOWAS COURT FIXES 27 JUNE FOR JUDGMENT IN AN ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION INVOLVING THE DEATH OF A DRIVER.

The ECOWAS today fixed 27th June 2017 to deliver judgment in a case brought by ThankGod Legbara and four others, alleging the violation of their human rights by the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the killing of a commercial bus driver allegedly by agents of the State for refusal to pay bribe.


In the suit number ECW/CCJ/APP/38/15 filed before the Court on 15th of December 2015, the plaintiffs, who are dependants of the deceased, alleged that a security agent of the defendant unlawfully shot and killed the driver who was going about his lawful business.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT FIXES 25th APRIL TO DELIVER JUDGEMENTS IN SEPARATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASES INVOLVING NIGERIA


Judgement has been fixed for 25th April, 2017 by the Community Court of justice in a case for the alleged violation of human rights against the Federal Republic of Nigeria filed by a Nigerian actress, Dorothy Chioma Njemanze and three others.
The plaintiffs, all female, accused agents of the government in suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/17/14 filed before the Court on 17th September 2014 by their counsel of the violation of their right to human dignity. They particularly accused the agents of subjecting them to physical, sexual and psychological violence as well as verbal assaults at different times between 2010 and 2014.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN GRAND STYLE

A judge of the ECOWAS Court has assured female staff that the management will take steps to address shortcomings in the representation of women in strategic positions in the Court in order to strengthen its image as an equal opportunities employer.


Speaking at a dinner hosted on 9th March 2017 by the Women’s forum of the Court to mark the International Women’s Day, Honorable Justice Yaya Boiro challenged them to be motivated by the theme of this year’s celebration as adopted by the UN to strive for greater heights in their determination to attain gender parity in the work place.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT FIXES 2nd MAY FOR HEARING ON THE DEMOLITION OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER's RESIDENCE

Hearing has been fixed  for 2nd May 2017 by the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS in case brought by the father of an alleged kidnapper whose residence was ‘arbitrarily’ demolished on 12th April 2014 under a state government law that allows for the demolition 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 its Imo State government for the demolition of their residential buildings of three bungalows on suspicion that one of the occupants of the property was a kidnappe.

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