By Jerry Ukaigwe (auth.)
This ebook analyses the rising jurisprudence of the industrial neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS), and seamlessly knits jointly all of the disparate texts, guidelines and judicial judgements right into a unmarried, coherent source. The paintings is intentionally crafted to deal with the shortcoming of a accomplished source at the topic, and consultant attorneys, policy-makers, neighborhood voters, researchers, scholars and civil society companies during the labyrinth of the Community's legislation and regulations. From a socio-legal viewpoint, it finds political, socio-economic and criminal buildings that impinge at the integration reason at the one hand, and dilute the efficacy of the group criminal regime nonetheless. additionally, it exposes modern terrorism and clash in West Africa and the criminal interventions that the neighborhood has followed to reply to those demanding situations. In series, it strains and expounds the felony improvement of the neighborhood norms with recognize to assets of legislation, human rights, supra-nationalism and legislation of the member states, reference strategy, motion for damages, freedom of circulation, discrimination and pageant policy.
The ebook rather evaluates the level of the human rights jurisdiction of the group court docket of Justice, in addition to jurisdictional barriers to the security of group rights both at nationwide or neighborhood point. additionally, it sheds mild at the jurisdictional chasm current among group legislation and member states' nationwide legislation, and gives confirmed constitutional, legislative and judicial options to plug the space. It explains vividly the typical marketplace, loose move of products and the influence of monetary Partnership contract (EPA) at the complete ECOWAS unfastened alternate coverage. In most of these analyses, evaluate and exam of norms and regulations, the paintings attracts at the ecu Union's wealthy case legislation on comparable issues to provide an explanation for recondite problems with legislations which can come up or have arisen from the appliance of any of the ECOWAS texts.