Group seeks right protection for physically challenged lawyers

Tue Jan 28th, 2020 - Anambra

Ms. Calista Ugwuaneke, ALDIN Treasurer (sitting from right); the Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice John Tsoho; ALDIN President, Daniel Onwe; ALDIN member, Sanni Moyi. Standing from the right, FCT ALDIN Chairman, Kazeem Lawal; Anambra State ALDIN Chairman, Peter Moneke; ALDIN Director of Admin, Florence Marcus; and ALDIN member, Clive Otaigbe during a courtesy visit to the CJ.

The Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN), has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) community court of justice and the National Industrial Court (NIC) to look into the violation of fundamental human rights of person’s with disabilities among West African countries and their courts.

In separate addresses to the president of ECOWAS community court of Justice, Edward Asante and the president of the NIC, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip, ALDIN president, Dan Onwe emphasized that Article 4 of the ECOWAS revised protocol recognises the promotion and protection of human rights in accordance with the provision of the African charter on human and people’s right, which also must apply to person’s with disabilities.




source: Guardian