ECOWAS protocol on citizenship outdated – Monteiro

Published: 4/Mar/2015
Source: Ghana Business News

The President of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, Justice Maria Do Céu Silva Monteiro, has described the 1982 regional Protocol defining community citizenship in ECOWAS as ‘outdated’.

She has thus called for its revision, which should be in line with evolving regional and international dynamics of citizenship.

A statement issued by the ECOWAS Commission and made available to the Ghana News Agency said Justice Monteiro made the call at the just ended ECOWAS ministerial meeting on Statelessness in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

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Themes: Sub-regional Standards, Statelessness
Regions: West Africa
Year: 2015