Title Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Publisher Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Publication Date 28 May 1975
Country Benin | Burkina Faso | Côte d'Ivoire | Ghana | Guinea | Gambia | Guinea-Bissau | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Togo
Topics Regional instruments | Treaties / Agreements / Charters / Protocols / Conventions / Declarations
Related Document Traité de la Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO)
Cite as Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), 28 May 1975, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/49217f4c2.html [accessed 30 August 2014]
Comments Came into force provisionally on 28 May 1975 in respect of the following States, on whose behalf it was signed on that date, in accordance with article 62 (1): Benin , Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta), Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The Treaty came into force definitively in respect of the following States on 20 June 1975, the date when seven signatory States had ratified it in conformity with their constitutional procedures, in accordance with article 62 (1): Liberia (30 May 1975), Nigeria (2 June 1975), Guinea (5 June 1975), Ghana (6 June 1975), Gambia (6 June 1975), Ivory Coast (12 June 1975), Upper Volta (20 June 1975). Subsequently, the Treaty came into force in respect of the following States on the date of ratification: Benin (24 June 1975), Sierra Leone (26 June 1975), Togo (27 June 1975), Niger (2 July 1975), Guinea-Bissau (15 March 1976), Mauritania (15 March 1976). The Treaty was subsequently revised on 24 July 1993.
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