News - ECOWAS Court

SERAP Petitions United Nations Over El-Zakzaky, Dasuki

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the United Nations over Nigeria’s detention of leader of Shiites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, as well as the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

ECOWAS Court, African Court Sign M.O.U. On Protection Of Human Rights

2 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS court of justice and the African court on human and peoples’ rights have agreed on a framework that will help deepen their contributions towards the protection of human rights in Africa.

ECOWAS Court To Sign M.O.U. With African Court

2 months ago /
International News 

A delegation of the ECOWAS Court, led by its President, Justice Jérômetraoré, arrived Arusha, Tanzania on Sunday, on a four-day working visit to the African Court on Human and People's Rights to discuss and agree on areas of collaboration that will enhance their contribution to improving respect for human rights in Africa.

 

ECOWAS Court Rules On Human Rights Suit On Tuesday

3 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice will on Tuesday deliver Judgement in a human rights suit filed by a Burkinabe, Yoda Yacouba against the government of the Republic of Togo.

Federal Government Urges Ecowas Court To Dismiss Kanu’s Rights Suit

5 months ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS court has been urged by the federal government to dismiss a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the leader of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu had filed the suit on march 3, 2016 demanding  $800m as general damages for what he called unlawful arrest and continued...

ECOWAS Court Reinstates Sierra Leone V. P

5 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS court has voided the removal of Sierra Leone Vice President,  Samuel Sumana by President Ernest Koroma.  The three-man panel led by Justice Chijoke Nwoye also held that sumana was not given fair hearing and his removal was therefore unconstitutional. The court ordered that Sumana be reinstated and all his...

ECOWAS Court Fines FG N30m For Violation Of Rights

5 months ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS Court has ordered the Federal Republic of Nigeria to pay N30million as compensation to the named dependents of a commercial driver, David Legbara. Late Legbara was killed by security agents of the government two years ago for refusing to give bribes demanded by the agents. The court, however, awarded the...

"I Cannot Recall My Dealings With Metuh," Dasuki Tells Court

6 months ago /
Nation 

The detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has told the Federal High Court in Abuja, that he could no long remember the details of his dealings with the former Peoples Democratic Party's National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in 2014. During the continuation of Metuh’s trial in court, on Wednesday, November...

Biafra War Victims: ECOWAS Adopts Out-Of-Court Settlement

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS court of justice wants the Nigerian government and victims of the civil war to adopt the out-of-court settlement on compensation of victims for the war. Justice Friday Chijokenwoke who gave the ruling in Abuja on monday advised that the terms of agreement, duly...

BREAKING: ECOWAS Court Awards N88bn Damages Against FG Over Civil War Landmines

6 months ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has awarded N88 billion damages against the Federal Government for its failure to clear landmines and remains of explosives in the aftermath of the civil war in the South Eastern part of the country. In a consent judgment delivered by Justice Chijioke Nwoke on Tuesday, the...

Nnamdi Kanu Rights Suit Stalled At ECOWAS Court

7 months ago /
Nation 

Hearing of fundamental human rights violation suit brought before the ECOWAS court of justice, by the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, leader, Nnamdi Kanu has been stalled following  the absence of the lead counsel for  the federal government,  Dayo Akpata.  When the matter was called on Tuesday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel for Nnamidi Kanu notified the court of...

ECOWAS Court Fines F.G $75,000 For Negligence

7 months ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS court of justice  (ECOWAS, court) has awarded the sum of seventy five thousand dollars damages against the federal government of Nigeria for the act of violation of fundamental human rights of the son of retired wing commander Danladi Kwasu.  Justice Nwoke Chijoke  who delivered the judgment held that  the right...

ECOWAS Opens Legal Year In Abuja

7 months ago /
Nation 

The President of the ECOWAS Court, Justice Jerome Traore, has opened the ECOWAS legal year for 2017/2018. At the ceremony to open the legal year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Justice Traore said the ECOWAS Court is a community court of integration and that the time had come to determine the arbitral...

Fulani Communities Head To ECOWAS Court Over Taraba Crisis

10 months ago /
Nation 

Fulani communities on the Mambilla plateau in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state, north east Nigeria have filed a suit before the ECOWAS court in Abuja against the Nigerian government over alleged violation of their human rights during the communal strife between them and the Mambilla people.   In the suit...

Ex-Kaduna Gov. Condemns Dasuki’s Continued Detention

1 year ago /
Nation 

The former Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (rtd), has condemned the continuous detention of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). He also faulted the government’s anti-graft war, calling it selective and stating that it is only targeted at the opposition parties. Mr Umar said the Federal Government had...

ECOWAS Court Orders Dasuki’s Release

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Tuesday, declared the arrest and detention of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, as unlawful and arbitrary. The court also held that the further arrest of Mr. Dasuki by government on November 4, after he was granted bail by...

 

Apo Six Take FG, Two Others To ECOWAS Court

3 years ago /
Nation 

Ten  years after the alleged killing of six youths by the police at a security check point in Abuja, the federal government and two others have once again been dragged to court, this time, to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) community court, sitting in Abuja. In a...

NHRC Urges ECOWAS Secretariat To Comply With Community Court's Judgments

3 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday advised the ECOWAS Commission to always comply with the decisions of the Community Court of Justice and set good examples for member states. The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu made the call at the inauguration of the 2014/2015 Legal Year of...

ECOWAS Court Installs New Judges, Launches Legal Year

3 years ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS Judicial Council on Wednesday installed seven new judges of the ECOWAS Court at a ceremony to launch its 2015 legal year. The judges who were installed by Justice Mamadou Kone, Chairman Judicial Council of the community, were sworn-in on June 18, 2014 by President Dramami Mahama, Chairman of the...

 

Group Asks ECOWAS Court To Suspend Nigeria’s General Elections

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) a civil society group, has approached the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice seeking the suspension of 2015 general elections in Nigeria. Mr Frank Tiete, the Executive Director of CASER, told a news conference in Abuja on Thursday that the move was due...


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