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alt PRESIDENT OF ECOWAS COURT CANVASSES FOR URGENT REFORMS OF STATUTES OF GIABA TO MEASURE UP TO MULTIPLE COMPLEX CRIMES WORLWIDE


The President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, Honorable Justice Edward Asante has called for the reform of the statutes of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) to enable it cope with the dynamics and complexity of global crimes.


The Dakar-based GIABA is an ECOWAS institution responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) instruments in West Africa.

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alt COURT PRESIDENT PLEDGES TO WORK WITH MEMBER STATES TOWARDS RESOLVING THE PROBLEMS MILITATING AGAINST THE ENFORCEMENT OF COURT’S DECISIONS

The new President of the ECOWAS Court, Honorable Justice Edward Asante has pledged to work with Member States and other stakeholders to fashion out a mechanism for improving on the level of enforcement of the decisions of the Court.

‘Only Nigeria and Niger have significantly enforced the decisions of the Court,’ the President said on Thursday, 11th October 2018 during a visit to the office of Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to ECOWAS in Abuja.

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altECOWAS COMMISSION PRESIDENT ASSURES NEW JUDGES OF SUPPORT TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF THEIR MANDATE

The new Judges of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice have been enjoined to demonstrate ‘the highest level of consciousness and probity’ in the handling of cases brought before them in order to ensure fidelity with their oath of office.

At the handover ceremony to the new President of the Court, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Jean-Claude Brou, said as one of the institutions created under the founding Treaty, the Court by its mandate has a responsibility to ensure respect for Community texts, the rule of law and equity.

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alt HON. JUSTICE EDWARD ASANTE EMERGES NEW PRESIDENT OF ECOWAS COURT

Honorable Justice Edward Amoako Asante from Ghana was on Monday, 27th August 2018 elected the President of the Community Court of Justice for a two year tenure by the five newly appointed judges of the Court.


Justice Asante replaces Honorable Justice Jérôme Traoré from Burkina Faso, who just completed his two year tenure and who along with the other former six judges of the Court, have completed their four year term.

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