Falana Endorsed ECOWAS Appeal Court To Enforce Rulings

Falana Endorsed ECOWAS Appeal Court To Enforce Rulings

Femi Falana, a senior lawyer has endorsed the setting up a body of the ECOWAS Court to proffer solution for disregard to court rulings by member states. InformationGuideNigeria

The Legal Practitioner said this on Wednesday during a paper presentation at the ongoing International Conference organised by the ECOWAS Court in Lome, Togo to celebrate its 20th anniversary. RipplesNigeria reports.

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In Falana’s words: “There is the fear that the Court may lose its relevance if its judgments are continuously treated with disdain by member states of the ECOWAS”.

“The challenge can be seriously tackled with the establishment of the appellate division of the Court by the ECOWAS leadership and the domestication of the Protocol on the Court by the parliaments of the member states”. jamb results

“In view of the increasing workload of the Court, the suggestion that the jurisdiction of the Court on human rights is hinged on exhaustion of domestic remedies can no longer be ignored”.

“But the Court cannot suo motu introduce exhaustion of local remedies as a precondition for accessing the Court as suggested by some advocates”.

“It is a proposal that will require an amendment of the Protocol of the Court”.

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