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Economic Community of West African States


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Economic Community of West African States

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Review: Issues of Sovereignty, Strategy and Security in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Intervention in the Liberian Civil War
 Thomas Jaye Issues of Sovereignty, Strategy and Security in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Intervention in the Liberian Civil War

Essien v Gambia and University of Gambia, Merits, ECW/CCJ/APP/05/07, IHRL 3116 (ECOWAS 2007), 29th October 2007, Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS]

DEWAR, Robert Scott (born 1949), HM Diplomatic Service, retired; High Commissioner to Nigeria, and Permanent Representative to Economic Community of West African States, 2007–11

Ugokwe v Nigeria, Merits, ECW/CCJ/APP/02/05, IHRL 3117 (ECOWAS 2005), 7th October 2005, Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS]

Manneh v Gambia, Merits, Suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/04/07, Judgment No ECW/CCJ/JUD/03/08, IHRL 3114 (ECOWAS 2008), 5th June 2008, Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS]

Koraou v Niger, Merits, Suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/08/08, Judgment No ECW/CCJ/JUD/06/08, IHRL 3115 (ECOWAS 2008), 27th October 2008, Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS]

 

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(ECOWAS) An economic grouping constituted largely on the initiative of General Gowon at Lagos in 1975 by 15 West African countries, and later (1977) joined by Cape Verde. Its object was to provide a programme of liberalization of trade and to bring about an eventual customs union. A common fund was established to promote development projects, with specialized commissions for trade, industry, transport, and social and cultural affairs. A new treaty was signed in 1993, designating the creation of a free-trade zone and a single currency as specific objectives. A parliament and court of justice were established in 2000 and 2001 respectively. The organization contributed significantly to resolving West Africa's armed conflicts in the 1990s.

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