Accepted paper:

The ECOWAS Court and the Pan-African movement for term limits in insurrectionary Burkina Faso

Authors:

Peter Brett (Queen Mary University of London)

Paper short abstract:

In 2014, famously, President Compaoré of Burkina Faso failed to modify the constitution and was deposed. Less well known is a 2015 ECOWAS Court ruling invalidating the insurrectionary government's new electoral code. This, however, created acute legitimation problems for the country's new judges.

Paper long abstract:

In 2014, famously, President Compaoré of Burkina Faso failed to modify the constitution and was deposed. Less well known is a 2015 ECOWAS Court ruling invalidating the insurrectionary government's new electoral code. This, however, created acute legitimation problems for the country's new judges.

panel Law05
Courts, politics and African democracy