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UNHCR, ECOWAS sign partnership agreement

from BBC

( 19, 2015)-The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (ECCJ) have signed a partnership agreement on training, capacity-building and information sharing.

The partnership agreement was signed by the two international institutions Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in the Nigerian Capital, Abuja.

According to a dispatch, the agreement will enable the UNHCR and the ECCJ to cooperate in protecting the rights of disadvantaged groups of persons around the world.

The disadvantaged groups of persons include refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, and internally displaced, and stateless persons, as well as persons 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 instrument affecting persons of concern.

Justice Maria Do Ceu Silva Montero, President of the ECCJ and the UNHCR Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, delivered separate speeches, prior to signing and exchanging the agreements, on behalf of their respective organizations.

The dispatch said Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, presented a statement, on behalf of ECOWAS Ambassadors.

Also in attendance was Liberia’s former Solicitor-General, Wilkins Wright, currently a sitting Judge at the ECCJ.


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