The recent ongoing attempt by the Nigerian Senate to reintroduce a bill that seeks to penalize persons found guilty of hate speech in Nigeria has drawn the attention of the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria.
Here is our analysis of the Hate Speech Bill.
The Justice Sector refers to the lawyers and judges, courts and others who are responsible for the administration of justice in the country. Although the Police and other law enforcement bodies are generally regarded as justice sector institutions, this paper focuses mainly on the judiciary or judges who are primarily in charge of the dispensation of justice.
The Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Plateau State was signed into law on 25th September 2018 with the intention of introducing fundamental reforms envisioned by the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) of 2015. The Plateau State law aims to deal with criminal justice issues such as delays in criminal trials, human rights abuse, abuse of power by law enforcement...Read More
A Kuje Prison Coordination Committee (KPCC) meeting was held in Abuja on the 8th of October 2018 and and a follow up meeting held in 28th March 2019 to discuss the challenges associated with reducing pretrial delays and the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
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