Forty five cases to be heard by ECOWAS Court in first quarter of 2016
Forty five cases from 10 Member States have been scheduled for the first quarter of 2016 by the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS between February and April 2016, according to the records provided by the Registry Department of the Court.
The court will deliver judgements in five of the cases, give rulings on three others while the rest of the cases are for hearing. Three of the judgements will be delivered on 16th February 2016
Most of the cases are from human rights violations against Member States.
They include those filed by retired Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser to former Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and another by Djibril Bassole, who served as foreign minister under former President Blaise Compaore. Both of them have approached the court for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights.