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altECOWAS COURT FIXES 17 MAY 2018 TO DELIVER TO DELIVER JUDGMENT IN ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION CASE INVOLVING A NIGERIAN LADY

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has fixed 17th May 2018 to deliver judgement in a case brought by two Non- governmental Organisations against the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over a Nigerian lady, the third plaintiff, who was allegedly beaten and bathed with hot cooking oil by the fiancé, a corporal with the Nigerian Police Force.


The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center, Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Mary Sunday brought the case for the violation of the human rights of Mary, who allegedly suffered severe burns from the incident following a domestic dispute with the fiancé, Corporal Isaac Gbanwuan.

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alt FORMER AD HOC CHIEF JUSTICE OF LIBERIA SWORN IN AS JUDGE OF THE ECOWAS COURT

A former Ad Hoc Chief Justice of Liberia, Justice Yussif D. Kaba has been sworn in as a Judge of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice by the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

He was sworn in on the margins of the 52nd Ordinary session of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS held on 16th December 2017 in Abuja.

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alt ECOWAS COURT SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH RAOUL WALLENDERG INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The ECOWAS Court of Justice on 6th December 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sweden’s Raoul Wallenberg Institute to cooperate in the promotion of fair and efficient justice system that will enhance the rule of law and human rights in Sub Saharan Africa.


The Institute is named after Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg, a Swedish Architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. It has been working with the East African Court in furtherance of its mandate as an independent donor funded organisation involved in the promotion of human rights and humanitarian law.

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alt ECOWAS COURT OF JUSTICE PLEADS FOR REFERRAL FOR PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION 

The President of the ECOWAS Court, Hon. Justice Jerome Traoré has lamented the lack of referrals to the Court by Member States for the interpretation of Community texts, notably the Treaty, other Protocols and Regulations, noting that such referrals would have contributed towards strengthening the integration of the region.

Under the 2005 Supplementary Protocol on the Court, National Courts may on their own or at the request of parties to an action, refer issues related to the interpretation of Community Texts to the Community Court.

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