The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court says it will ensure adequate adjudication of cases of violations of Human rights in member states .
The Vice President of the Court, Justice Gberi-be Ouattara, stated this while speaking with Journalists during a sensitisation campaign to improve public awareness on the activities of the court in Ilorin, Kwara state.
According to him the campaign is intended to engage the various stakeholders on the mandate, jurisdiction and access to the Court.
The Vice President explained that the exercise had been structured in such a way that the presentations respond to the specific needs of the target groups, mainly judges and judicial staff of the state, women groups, lawyers, students, the media, law lecturers as well as the police, immigration and Customs.
Justice Ouattara noted that the campaign will enable ECOWAS citizens appreciate the option the Court offers for the protection of their human rights in line with its mandate.
In his remark, the Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Sulyman Durosinlorun Kawu expressed delight on the sensitization campaign concerning the activities of the court in the state.
In his address the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari urged the court to take judicial cognisance of the criminal aspect of the case.