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alt NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO PAY 15 MILLION NAIRA TO VICTIM OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has awarded the sum of fifteen million (15,000,000) Naira against the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as compensation for prejudice suffered by a Nigerian lady, Mary Sunday who was the victim of domestic violence by the fiancé, a policeman and agent of the government.

The court said on Thursday, 17th May 2018, that the compensation was for the violation of the plaintiff’s right to effective remedy before a competent national court because of the lack of diligence in the investigation and prosecution of the case, which was brought by two Non-governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and the victim.

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altCOURT MULLING PROSPECT OF REPLICATING LEGAL WORK FLOW INFRASTUCRURE OF THE SPECIAL TRIBUNAL FOR LEBANON

West Africa’s regional court is mulling the prospect of replicating the ‘unique’ judicial service architecture of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in order to provide judges, registry staff and parties with real time access to court processes and facilitate the improved management of cases.

This followed the demonstration of the system on Thursday, 10th May 2018 to a delegation of the Community Court of Justice on a working visit to the International Tribunals in The Hague led by its President, Honorable Justice Jerome Traore.

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alt INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT OFFERS CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT TO ECOWAS COURT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has offered capacity building support to the ECOWAS Court to enhance its effectiveness in the discharge of its mandate, particularly in the area of the protection of human rights, in order to develop complementarity with the ICC in addressing the challenge of impunity and other issues specific to their mandates.

This was one of the outcomes of a working visit of a delegation the ECOWAS Court, led by its President, Honorable Justice Jerome Traore, to the Hague-based ICC on Wednesday, 9th May 2018 during which they met with Judge Robert Fremr, the First Vice President of the Court, Mr. Amady Ba of the Prosecutor’s Office as well as staff of the Registry led by the Registrar, Mr. Peter Lewis.

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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?’’.

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