SUPPLEMEMTARY PROTOCOL A/SP.1/01/05 AMENDINGING
THE PREAMBLE AND ARTICLES 1, 2, 9 AND 30 OF
PROTOCOL A/P.1/7/91 RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY
COURT OF JUSTICE AND ARTICLE 4 PARAGRAPH 1 OF
THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE SAID PROTOCOL
THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES,
MINDFUL of Articles 7, 8 and 9 of the Treaty establishing the Authority of Heads of
State and Government and defining its composition and functions;
MINDFUL of Article 33 of Protocol A/P.1/7/91 relating to amendment to the Protocol
on the Community Court of Justice;
MINDFUL of the Rules of Procedure of the Community Court of Justice;
MINDFUL of the Regulation C/REG.15/01/03 dated 23rd January, 2003 as amended by
Regulation C/REG.5/6/03 of 27th June, 2003 establishing an ad hoc Ministerial
Committee on the harmonization of Community legislative texts, particularly Article 2
thereof, which defines the terms of reference of the Committee;
CONSIDERING that the Article of the Treaty referred to in the Protocol relating to the
Community Court of Justice are Articles of the Treaty of 28th May, 1975 and that it is
therefore necessary to harmonize such references with Articles of the revised treaty
adopted on 24th July 1993;
CONSIDERING the need to align the English version of Article 4 paragraph 1 of the
Protocol relating to the Community
Court of Justice with the French version of the text so as to ensure consistency;
CONSCIOUS of the role the Court of Justice can play in eliminating obstacles to the
realization of Community objectives
and accelerating the integration process;
CONVINCED of the need to empower the Community Court of Justice to play their
part in effectively ensuring that Member States fulfill their obligations.
DESIRING also to take all necessary measures to ensure smooth operations of the
Court and guarantee effective implementation of its decisions;
CONSIDERING the report of the fifty-second Session of the Council of Ministers held in
Abuja on 16th and 17th July 2004, on the draft Protocol amending the Preamble and
Articles 1,2, 9, 22 and 30 of Protocol A/P.1/7/91 relating to the Community Court of
Justice and Article 4 paragraph 1 of the English version of the Protocol;

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