The ECOWAS Judicial Council, comprising the Chief Justices of Member States, has approved the recruitment of seven new judges.
A statement issued by the ECOWAS Spokesman, Sunny Ugoh, said that the new judges would replace those whose terms had expired at the ECOWAS Court of Justice.
The statement confirmed that three hundred and fifty judges applied for the positions.
The court has the primary responsibility of interpreting the instruments of ECOWAS.
It also hears cases of violation of human rights of community citizens irrespective of whether or not the complainant has exhausted national remedies.