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28 Nov
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit at the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over failure to probe operations of illegal oil pipelines between 2001 and 2022, name and prosecute those suspected to be involved, and recover proceeds of the alleged crime.
20 Oct
The ECOWAS Court of Justice has become one of the crown jewels of the regional body’s integration process, fielding petitions from plebeians and gentry alike, as former slaves and former presidents go there to seek judicial redress.
23 Jul 2022
I feel happy that I’m part of this historic judgement. I would say it’s an advancement to our freedom in Nigeria and Africa in general, that our governments should not trample on the rights of the people as provided for in our Constitution, the African Charter of Human Rights...
29 Mar 2022
Sir: I was delighted to read the article entitled “ECOWAS Court President wants judicial systems of Member States harmonised”, published in The Guardian of February 25, 2022, and in which the Hon. Judge was quoted as saying that “It is...of utmost
23 Mar 2022
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court sitting in Ghana has restrained the Federal Republic of Nigeria, its constituent states or agents from issuing any ban, disturbing or interfering with the rights of any person...
1 Mar 2022
Chief Registrar of the ECOWAS Court, Tony Anene-Maidoh, has said that 179 cases were pending before the court, 54 of them against Nigeria. Speaking at the end of the court’s week-long sensitisation campaign in Kwara State,
25 Feb 2022
President of the ECOWAS Court, Justice Edward Asante has advocated for the harmonization of the judicial systems of Member States in order to attain a Community legal regime that supports the region’s integration objectives. Asante made this known while making a presentation at a judicial forum for judges, magistrates and officials of the Kwara state…
21 Oct 2021
President of ECOWAS Court of Justice, Edward Asante, has warned that the non-enforcement of decisions of the 20-year-old court could imperil its role in the region’s integration and promotion of good governance.
22 Jun 2021
The ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja Tuesday “restrained the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and its agents from unlawfully imposing sanctions or doing anything whatsoever to harass, intimidate, arrest or prosecute Twitter and/or any other social media service provider(s), media houses, radio and television broadcast stations, the Plaintiffs and other Nigerians who are Twitter…
4 May 2021
Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami,SAN, on Tuesday welcomed an ECOWAS Court judgment dismissing a case filed by the trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal Government.
6 Feb 2021
The ECOWAS Court of Justice, Abuja, yesterday, fixed April 22, 2021, to deliver judgment in a suit brought by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal...
5 Feb 2021
The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the government of Cross River State to repay the sum of US$6,455,846 to the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).

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