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altECOWAS COURT GENERATED 200,000 NAIRA FROM THE SALE OF PUBLICATIONS IN FIRST HALF OF 2017


The ECOWAS Court generated N208,200 from the sale of its publications during the first half of 2017, the Chief Registrar of the Court, Mr Tony Anene-Maidoh said  on Monday, 10th July 2017 on the opening day of the Courts Administration and Budget Retreat.



In a presentation to participants at the retreat, the Chief Registrar said that the revenue came from the sale of the Courts publications, Certified True Copies of court processes and judgements.


For 2016, the Chief Registrar, whose presentation was delivered by a staff of the Registry, Mr Yusuf Danmadami, said the court realised N375,800 and 30,000 CFA.


In addition, he said that between June 2016 and June 2017, the court delivered 14 judgements and issued 15 orders while 53 new cases were received. During the period, the court also held 94 court sessions while 87 cases are pending.


The Chief Registrar identified the challenges of the Registry to include the delays by most Member States in the appointment of the national authority for the enforcement of decisions of the court, the perennial problem of the delays in the translation of court processes and the harmonisation of the English and French language texts of the court.


He therefore proposed that the court take additional measures to encourage Member States to appoint their national authority as well as take measures to encourage the ECOWAS Commission to initiate the process to secure the approval of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers of the draft rules of arbitration of the court which was finalised in 2011.

The four day retreat, the last in the series of three annual retreats organised annually by the court, will discuss administrative and budgetary issues of the court, including its 2018 draft budget.