The ECOWAS Court of Justice has recommended viable solutions that should be adopted by Member States to strengthen the regional integration agenda of ECOWAS.
The Court outlined the recommendations in a communique at its week-long international Conference in Praia, Cape Verde, aimed at strengthening regional integration through an effective judicial system.
Some of the recommendations state that the supranational features of ECOWAS should be strengthened by enhancing the powers of the Commission and granting the Court the jurisdiction to hear cases filed by individuals in respect of ECOWAS laws.
It also recommended that a monitoring and evaluation mechanism be put in place to continuously appraise the preparedness of each Member State towards targets set.
On investments, it urged Member States, host communities and investors to explore the dispute resolution mechanism of the ECOWAS Court in compliance with the ECOWAS Investment Code.