UNHCR & ECOWAS court sign partnership agreement

Published: 18/Jun/2015
Source: GNN Liberia

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (ECCJ) on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, signed a partnership agreement on training, capacity building and information sharing in Abuja, Nigeria.

A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says the agreement will enable the UNHCR and ECCJ tocooperate in protecting the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s), stateless persons and those at risk of statelessness in West Africa.

Both organizations will also ensure the proper interpretation and application of relevant international, regional and national legal and policy instruments affecting persons of concern.

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