Judiciary Sierra Leone to hosts first ever ECOWAS Court Conference

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Sierra Leone Judiciary to host inaugural ECOWAS Court conference

By Ibrahim Kabba Turay

The Judiciary of Sierra Leone is set to make history by hosting the first-ever International Conference of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice.

Scheduled to take place from Monday, May 13th to Wednesday, May 16th, 2024, the conference will convene at the prestigious Bintumani Conference Centre in Aberdeen.

Under the theme “Enhancing the Role, Relevance, and Effectiveness of the ECOWAS Court of Justice through the Strengthening of Synergies between the Court and National Stakeholders,” the conference aims to bring together over 250 participants.

Notable attendees include the President of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, Hon. Justice Edward Amoaka Asante, and esteemed Chief Justices from Liberia, Ghana, Gambia, and Nigeria.

Dignitaries from various judicial bodies such as the UEMOA Court of Justice, OHADA Court of Justice and Arbitration, and the African Court for Human and People’s Rights, among others, will also grace the event.

Additionally, Ministers of Justice from Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, as well as Presidents of Supreme Courts from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo, are expected to attend.

The conference will feature presentations from both academic and professional legal experts, including specialized legal professors.

The Hon. Acting Chief Justice, Justice N C Browne-Marke, has assured the public that the conference will not disrupt normal court proceedings in the country.

This significant gathering promises to foster collaboration and enhance the effectiveness of the ECOWAS Court of Justice in promoting regional justice and legal cooperation.

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