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alt COURT ORDERS GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE TO PAY FORMER VICE PRESIDENT REMUNERATION AND ENTITLEMENTS

The ECOWAS Court on Monday, 27th November 2017 ordered the Republic of Sierra Leone to pay Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana, all remuneration, prerequisites of office and other entitlement due to the former Vice President from the date of his removal till the date his tenure of office is expected to end. 


A panel of three judges of the Court, presided over by Justice Hameye Foune Mahalmadane ruled that the removal of the Applicant as the Vice- President of the Defendant by the President on the 17th of March, 2015, violates Article 7 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Right.

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alt ECOWAS COURT DISMISSES CASE CONCERNING KOGI STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN NIGERIA


 West Africa’s regional court has ruled as ‘inadmissible,” a suit brought by seven persons who claimed they were disenfranchised by the process for the 21st November 2015 election of the governor of Nigeria’s Kogi State.


Delivering the ruling in the suit, a three member panel of the Court presided over by Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke, agreed with the defense counsel, Mr. Ibrahim Hassan, who held brief for counsel to the defendant, Mr. A.A. Foelong, who challenged the jurisdiction of the Court to entertain the case.

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alt GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA TO PAY N30 MILLION FOR COMPENSATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has been ordered to pay N30,000,000 (Thirty Million Naira) as compensation to the named dependants of a commercial driver, David Legbara,  who was killed by security agents of the Government  about two years ago for refusing to give bribes demanded by the agents.


Delivering judgement in suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/38/15 brought by the son, two wives, the sister and brother of the late driver, the ECOWAS Court ordered that the son, then a minor, will get 14 million of the amount while each of the two wives will get 5 million each for the violation of the  fundamental human rights of the deceased.

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alt PRESIDENT PLEDGES COLLABORATION WITH AFRICAN COURT ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS

The President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, Hon. Justice Jérôme Traore reaffirmed the Court's desire to strengthen dialogue with the Arusha-based African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights.


Speaking during the 3rd Continental Judicial Dialogue held in Arusha, Tanzania from 9 to 11 November 2017, the President said such dialogue would enable both Courts to leverage each other’s strengths in improving respect for human rights in Africa thereby contributing to the promotion of democracy, good governance and stability.

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