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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Solomon T Ebobrah

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

International courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 In the early 1970s, just over a decade after all the states in the West Africa region had gained independence from colonial rule, the Economic Community of West African States (‘ECOWAS’) was brought into existence with the adoption in 1975, of the Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (‘1975 ECOWAS Treaty’). Apparently inspired by their perception of the success of the European economic integration project, West Africa’s post-independence political leaders, unanimous in their desire to improve living standards in their respective countries...
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