ECOWAS Court President tasks UNHCR on protection of stateless persons

Published: 26/Sep/2021
Source: Agence de Presse Africaine

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) The President of the ECOWAS Court, Justice Edward Amoako Asante, has challenged the UN agency responsible for refugees to work with the relevant regional and national institutions towards the adoption of legislation that will enhance the protection of stateless persons, refugees and internally displaced persons.

“We only interpret the law and its existence helps us in decision making,” he told the Director of the UN High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, regional bureau for West and Central Africa, Ms. Millicent Mutuli at a virtual meeting on Thursday,September 23,2021.

He added that it will help those of concern to the UNHCR- stateless persons, refugees and IDP’s- to approach the Court for the protection of their human rights as the court has only received a few cases from this category of persons mainly because of the absence of appropriate legislation.

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: West Africa
Year: 2021