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alt COURT PRESIDENT PARTICIPATES IN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SECURITY SITUATION IN THE SAHEL AND WEST AFRICA.

The President of the Court, Honorable Justice Jerome Traore participated in a three-day conference in Bamako focused on the Security Situation in the Sahel and West Africa and jointly organised by the African Union and United Nations.


The purpose of the conference, which opened on 12th October 2017, was to enable the participants conduct a comprehensive assessment of the security situation in the Sahel and West Africa in order to identify the most appropriate mechanisms for intervention and ensure the optimal disruption of the activities of criminal organisations in the Sahelo-Sahelian space and their expansion in West Africa.

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alt ECOWAS COURT'S PRESIDENT VISITS UEMOA COURT OF JUSTICE AND COMMISSION

A delegation of the ECOWAS Court of Justice led by its President, Hon. Judge Jérôme Traore, was in Ouagadougou where they held a one-day working session with their counterparts from the sister Court of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) to discuss areas of collaboration between the two Courts.

The delegation was then received by the President of the UEMOA Commission, His Excellency Abdallah BOUREIMA.

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alt  COURT FIXES 7 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR THE RESUMED HEARING IN CASE BY NNAMDI KANU ALLEGING THE VIOLATION OF HIS HUMAN RIGHTS


The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice will on 7th February 2018 rule on whether to award cost against the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the late filing of its preliminary objection challenging the Court’s jurisdiction in a case brought by the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu alleging the violation of his human rights.

Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Counsel to the Mr Kanu had asked for N10 million in costs as the  preliminary objection by the defendant on the jurisdiction of the Court was baseless,  done in bad faith and a ploy to prolong the matter in Court and had requested for short adjournment to enable him respond to the issues raised in the objection.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT DISMISSES HUMAN RIGHTS SUIT FOR LACK OF CAUSE OF ACTION

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 dismissed for ‘lack of evidence in proof’, a class action suit filed by an individual and a Non-Governmental Organization against the Federal Republic of Nigeria alleging the violation of the human rights of the more than 3,134 victims who lost their lives and properties in the Jos crises in the country’s Plateau State.



While the Court deemed the case ‘admissible’ under its human rights jurisdiction, a panel of three judges of the Court held that the Applicants, Akungwang Mangut Sampson and the Nigerian Coalition for International Criminal Court, did not prove their case of the violation of the human rights of the alleged victims.

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