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alt CHIEF REGISTRAR CALLS FOR THE REVIEW OF THE ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM FOR DECISIONS OF ECOWAS COURT


The Chief Registrar of the ECOWAS Court, Mr. Tony Anene-Maidoh has proposed the review of the enforcement mechanism for the decisions of the court in order to address the ‘unsatisfactory compliance rate’ by Member States which has affected its effectiveness as a resort by citizens for the defence of their human rights.

Delivering a paper on Friday, 20th April 2018 at the ongoing international conference of the court in Mali, the Chief Registrar said that records of the court showed that only 22 of the 64 enforceable decisions of the court has been enforced by Member States since the adoption of the Supplementary Protocol which imposes under Article 24(3) the obligation of enforcement on Member States in accordance with their rules of civil procedure.

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alt 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ECOWAS COURT OPENS IN MALI

Mali’s Prime Minister, Mr Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga says new security challenges such as the upsurge in terrorism and the proliferation of arms have created problems for the enforcement of the human rights of citizens and characterized the ECOWAS Court as a ‘unique organization’ in the effort to  protect the human rights of victims.


Opening the 2018 International Conference of the ECOWAS Court in Bamako on Wednesday, 18th April 2018, the Prime Minister said that by ensuring the protection of the human rights of community citizens, the court has contributed to ‘peace building and integration’ as there can’t be sustainable development without respect for the rule of law.

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alt 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE COURT TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACEBUILDING IN WEST

The problems of insurgency and terrorism as well as other manifestations of instability in the region and their role in frustrating the emergence of an efficient and effective human rights regime in West Africa are among the issues to be examined by stakeholders during the 2018 international conference of the Community Court of Justice which opens on Wednesday, 18th April 2018 in Bamako, Mali.


President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will open the four-day conference which is being held under the theme Protection of Human Rights: A factor for peacebuilding in West Africa and will bring together academics, judges, lawyers, representatives of Civil Society, staff of the Court, the ECOWAS Commission and the Court’s partners.

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