Tuesday, 19 April 2016

ECOWAS Court to deliver judgment on 9 cases against Nigeria, others

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice is set to deliver judgments in nine of the pending cases before it in the external session of the court in Abidjan.
A statement by the court made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, said that the session would begin on April 18.
According to statement, 41 cases of alleged human rights violations against member states would be handled by the court during the week-long session in Abidjan.
The cases before the court were filed against the governments of Cote d’ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, Togo and the ECOWAS Commission for alleged human rights violations.
The court is also expected to deliver rulings in three other cases of human rights violations against Liberia and Nigeria and hear 29 other cases including one from a former Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso, Mr Djibril Yipene Bassole.
The cases of alleged human rights violations were brought against Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo and ECOWAS Commission.
The external session of the court is one of its annual activities through which it seeks to improve citizen access and create awareness about the court.