TABLE OF CONTENT
2.0 TREATY AS A SOURCE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
2.1 Meaning of Treaty
2.2 Types of Treaty
2.3 Ratification of Treaty
2.4 Status of a ratified Treaty in Nigeria
3.0 THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION UNDER
3.1 The Concept of Economic Integration
3.2 The Nature and Scope of Economic Integration Under ECOWAS
3.3 The Nature and Scope of Economic Integration in Africa.
3.4 Ecowas Programmes and the Nigerian Experience
3.5 Obstacles and Challenges of ECOWAS
4.0 ANALYSIS OF HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK UNDER ECOWAS.
4.1 Evolution of the Concept of Scio-Economic Rights
in Human Rights Jurisprudence. -
4.2 The Nature and Scope of the Concept of Human Rights
under the African Charter. -
4.3 Analysis of the General Human Rights Framework
Under the ECOWAS Treaty.
4.4 Analysis of the Incidental Rights of Regional Economic
Integration in West Africa. -
5.0 Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1 Conclusion -
developed ones, it took West Africa countries about ten years from the time of the ECA resolution to form ECOWAS2.
political discourse the issues of Democracy and Human Rights within the framework of developing societies where drastic state or regional action is some times needed to address acute socio-economic problems. To address this short coming of the ECOWAS treaty and its countless protocol and to be in tune with the new world order of democracy and Human Rights as vehicle for sustainable development, world peace and security, coupled with the slowness in the progress recorded by the ECOWAS and the new challenges in regional security the 1975 treaty was revised in 1993.
The Executive Secretariat, which is the Engine Room of the Community. The Fund for Co-operation, compensation and Development.
1.2 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
they have been implemented in Nigeria being the most dominant political and economic power in the sub region. It is often said that if the treaty provisions are fully implemented sincerely in Nigeria by the Nigeria government the lofty intentions of the founding fathers of ECOWAS would have been fifty percent realised. Since Nigeria influences both the political and economic climate to a great extent in the sub-region and in Africa.
Relevant institutions were visited, Parastatals, Ministries responsible for the implementation of various programmes relating to the ECOWAS was visited and relevant materials and information obtained for this work. Ministerial briefing, of relevant Ministries and interim reports of principal officers of relevant institutions, which are relevant to the subject of study, are collected, explored and
analysed. Hence this work though theoretical, reflect first hand and current trend and development in the implementation of the ECOWAS treaty particularly in Nigeria. .