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alt  ECOWAS COURT FIXES 25th APRIL TO DELIVER JUDGEMENTS IN SEPARATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASES INVOLVING NIGERIA


Judgement has been fixed for 25th April, 2017 by the Community Court of justice in a case for the alleged violation of human rights against the Federal Republic of Nigeria filed by a Nigerian actress, Dorothy Chioma Njemanze and three others.
The plaintiffs, all female, accused agents of the government in suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/17/14 filed before the Court on 17th September 2014 by their counsel of the violation of their right to human dignity. They particularly accused the agents of subjecting them to physical, sexual and psychological violence as well as verbal assaults at different times between 2010 and 2014.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN GRAND STYLE

A judge of the ECOWAS Court has assured female staff that the management will take steps to address shortcomings in the representation of women in strategic positions in the Court in order to strengthen its image as an equal opportunities employer.


Speaking at a dinner hosted on 9th March 2017 by the Women’s forum of the Court to mark the International Women’s Day, Honorable Justice Yaya Boiro challenged them to be motivated by the theme of this year’s celebration as adopted by the UN to strive for greater heights in their determination to attain gender parity in the work place.

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alt  ECOWAS COURT FIXES 2nd MAY FOR HEARING ON THE DEMOLITION OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER's RESIDENCE

Hearing has been fixed  for 2nd May 2017 by the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS in case brought by the father of an alleged kidnapper whose residence was ‘arbitrarily’ demolished on 12th April 2014 under a state government law that allows for the demolition the houses of kidnappers.


In suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/13/14 Chief Damian Onwuham and 12 others are suing the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its Imo State government for the demolition of their residential buildings of three bungalows on suspicion that one of the occupants of the property was a kidnappe.

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alt  COMMUNITY COURT OF JUSTICE SET TO HEAR CASE BROUGHT BY NNAMDI KANU ON ITS MERIT

  The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on 7th March 2017 ruled that it has the competence to hear a case filed against the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by Nnamdi Kanu alleging the violation of his human rights by the government.


Ruling on the preliminary objection filed by the government contesting the Court’s jurisdiction, Justice Micah Wilkins Wright who delivered the ruling  declared the case ‘admissible’ and ordered that the case proceed on its merits  while fixing 27th April 2017 for the hearing of the substantive case.

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