challenges facing ECOWAS Court of Justice
The ECOWAS Court of Justice has for the last five years been a new forum where cases are adjudged between ordinary citizens versus governments or their institutions.
The court is yet to fully establish itself as a formidable judicial institution, as it has lots of challenges to grapple with.
A body set up by the sub-regional grouping, ECOWAS, it has to navigate very cautiously through the original mandate of commercial and economic integration issues to hear human rights cases based on its 2005 mandate.
Horace Adjolohum, a researcher on human rights at Pretoria University in South Africa attended the just ended two-day meeting on enforcement of judicial decisions of the ECOWAS court of Justice in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
This is what he told WADR’s Kara Thioune on the final day of the meeting.Tweet