Nigeria: Nigerian legal luminary, Falana, to make presentation at opening of ECOWAS Court legal year

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - One of Nigeria’s distinguished lawyers, Mr. Femi Falana, will speak on the theme of the 2015/2016 legal year of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, Thursday in Abuja, the headquarters of the regional court, the court has announced.

Mr. Falana, an international human rights lawyer, will discuss the Rule of Law, Democracy and Good Governance: Creating the enabling legal environment for regional integration, the theme of the celebration.

The annual ceremony, which marks the formal transition into another legal year, provides an occasion to discuss issues affecting the court, brief stakeholders on its judicial and extra-judicial activities, as well as its projections/programmes for the new legal year.

The President of the Court, Hon. Justice Maria Do Ceu Silva Monteiro, will open the new legal year while goodwill messages are expected from the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

Similar messages are also expected from a representative of Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory, the President of the Nigeria Bar Association and the Chair of the ECOWAS Group of Ambassadors.

The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, was established in 2000 as the principal legal organ of the region.
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21 october 2015 20:39:47




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