Mandated to make judgments on human rights cases since 2005, the ECOWAS Court of Justice has undeniably acquired the reputation of a forum for human rights protection. Part I of the book presents the body of case law emerging after fifteen years of practice. Part II is made up of a collection of studies whose themes centre on the major interrogations of international disputes on human rights. Part II closes up with a prospective reflexion on "The Future of the Court", where the author expresses his hopes, but also his serious concerns regarding what is to become of a court whose usefulness and cathartic function are not lost on him.
Full Professor, Professor Agrégé in Law, Alioune Sall is a Professor at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar. He holds a Licence en Lettres (BA), is a Lawyer, and served as Counsel before the International Court of Justice, The Hague, the UEMOA Court of Justice and the ECOWAS Court of Justice, where he also served as a Judge.