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altECOWAS COURT'S PRESIDENT ATTENDS UNESCO SEMINAR ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION


 The President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice Hon. Justice Jerome Traore attended on the 2nd  and 3rd May 2018 a UNESCO seminar on  ``Ensuring the rule of law and fighting impunity: What role for the judiciary in enhancing freedom of expression in Africa?’’.

He also facilitated a panel discussion on "Ensuring the Rule of Law and Combating Impunity: What Role for the Judiciary in Strengthening Freedom of Expression in Africa". He was accompanied by other panelists, including two Honorable Judges from Ghana and Uganda respectively, a representative of the Republic of The Gambia, members of civil society and heads of judicial training centers, including the Deputy Director of the Judiciary Training Institute of Dakar (Senegal).

During the seminar, the 2018 Guillermo Cana prize was presented to Mr. Abu Said, an Egyptian journalist. The prize is awarded annually to a journalist who has distinguished himself in freedom of expression.

On 3rd May, President had a meeting with the Regional Director of UNESCO and Regional Representative of UNESCO in Abuja, Mr. YDO Yao. They discussed capacity building for the judges and sensitization on the ECOWAS Court.