Wednesday, October 10, 2012
ECOWAS Court Partners UNDP to Host International Conference
The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS in collaboration with UNDP West-
Central regional office in Dakar is organizing an international conference on the
theme Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance: Role of the
ECOWAS Court of Justice. The conference is scheduled to hold from the 15th to
19th October, 2012 in Accra, Ghana.
The theme for the conference is topical as it signifies the direction that ECOWAS
stakeholders should pursue and the role of ECOWAS Court of Justice in
promoting and ensuring human rights protection, democracy and good governance
in West Africa. The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS was established as
the legal and judicial framework for the economic integration of the region.
According to the co-organisers of the international conference, the discussions
around the theme will bring to fore, insight and strategies relevant to the
realization of the set objectives.
Presentations will be made on two sub-themes. The first sub-theme is Community
Legislation on Democracy, Good Governance and Human Rights. Papers to be
presented on this sub-theme include The Legal Instruments on Democracy, Good
Governance and Human Rights: Key Concepts and Shared Values; The
Constitutional Principles Common to ECOWAS States for Democratic
Governance; and Democracy, Good Governance and Human Rights: an Overview
of the ECOWAS Sub-Region.
The second sub-theme is titled The Role of the ECOWAS Court of Justice in
the Consolidation of Democracy, Good Governance and Human Rights. And
papers on it include - Contribution of the ECOWAS Court of Justice in
Strengthening Democracy and Human Rights Protection; Strengthening the Role
of the Court in the Promotion of Democracy and Good Governance: Challenges
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COMMUNITY COURT OF JUSTICE,
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TRIB UNAL DE JUSTIÇA DA COMUNIDADE,
and Prospects; and Framework for Cooperation between the Community
(ECOWAS) Court of Justice and the national courts and external partners.
The UNDP regional office will also make a presentation on its policy of
promoting democracy and rule of law in West Africa and the expected role of the
legal and judicial institutions in the region.
The International conference is designed to be a gathering of legal and judicial
practitioners from ECOWAS institutions, national courts of member States, other
regional courts, external partners, bar associations, scholars, civil society groups
and other relevant stakeholders.
For further information, visit the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS website
at www.courtecowas.org or contact the Information Officers using the contact
Felicien Hounkanrin (Information Officer)
Cell Phone: 0803-786-3972
Elohor Ovadje (Information Officer)
Cell Phone: 0803-335-4281, 0818-448-2456
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com