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Thursday, 05 November 2015 15:07

COMMUNITY COURT AWARDS 40 MILLION CFA IN DAMAGES AGAINST GOVERNMENT OF TOGO FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS


The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on Tuesday, 6th October 2015 ordered the Government of Togo to pay 35 million CFA in damages for the  ‘arbitrary arrest and detention’ of Mr Djelou Agbelengo Kodjovi, a lawyer who was arrested and detained for two weeks by the country’s judicial police over allegations of forgery.

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Monday, 26 October 2015 16:39

HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER ENDORSE CALLS FOR LEGAL AID SCHEME FOR WEST AFRICA


An international human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana of Nigeria has joined the campaign for the creation of a legal aid scheme to assist indigent West African citizens access the regional court to secure the enforcement of their fundamental human rights.

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Monday, 26 October 2015 16:34

ECOWAS COURT CALLS FOR EXPANSION OF ITS FACILITIES TO ENABLE IT COPE WITH INCREASED RESPONSIBILITY    

The President of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, Honorable Justice Maria Do Céu Silva Monteiro has launched an appeal for the expansion of its facilities to reflect its stature as an international court and enable it cope with the phenomenal increase in cases occasioned by the addition of a human rights mandate to its jurisdiction.

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Friday, 16 October 2015 08:56

ECOWAS COURT DISMISSES CASE FILED AGAINST NIGERIA’S FORMER RULING PARTY OVER FUNDRAISING DINNER


The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 dismissed a case brought against Nigeria’s former ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over the 21.27 billion naira realized as donations during the party’s fundraising dinner in December 2014 to fund its 2015 presidential election.

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COMMUNITY COURT RULES AMENDMENT TO BURKINA FASO’S ELECTORAL CODE A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS


The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS on Monday, 13th July 2015 ruled that Burkina Faso’s Amended Electoral Code of 7th April 2015 which barred some political parties and individuals from participating in the country’s political process is a ‘violation of the right to freely participate in elections.’


The Amendment was promulgated by the government following the departure of the erstwhile President Blaise Compaore in the wake of the violent protests of 30th and 31st October 2014 in the country.
The plaintiffs in suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/1915 had argued that they were deemed to be supporters of the departed President and targeted for exclusion through the amendment.

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