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Stop Crime, Not Lives – HURILAWS Press Statement in Commemoration of October 10 – World Day against the Death Penalty

For more than 15 years federal and state governments in Nigeria contrary to international law have continued to extend crimes to which the death penalty applies. The moment a crime assumes notoriety or begins to overwhelm law enforcement agents, governments’...

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Anti-Torture Act 2017 – Issues and Implication for Police Officers

ANTI-TORTURE ACT 2017 - ISSUES AND IMPLICATION FOR POLICE OFFICERS[1]. INTRODUCTION The Anti-Torture Act 2017 was passed by the 8th National Assembly and signed into law by President Mohammadu Buhari on 29th December 2017.  Prior to the coming into effect...

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The Need for a Constitutional Amendment to Improve Voter Participation in Elections in Nigeria

A lot has been said and written about the February 23 and March 7, 2019, Federal and State Elections. There is a general feeling of disappointment with the elections. The disappointment is not misplaced, considering the huge resources put into...

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Background of the Freedom of Information Request in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed into law on May 28 2011 by President Goodluck Jonathan, after the longest legislative (11years) debate in the history of Nigeria. The Freedom of Information Act gives everyone the right to request...

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The Role of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act in the Speedy Dispensation of Justice in Nigeria

THE ROLE OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT IN THE SPEEDY DISPENSATION OF JUSTICE IN NIGERIA The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) was signed into law in 2015 in a bid to revolutionize the administration of criminal justice...

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ISSUES THAT MAY SHAPE 2019 ELECTION PETITION PROCEEDINGS

The process of dealing with complaints and resolving election disputes is critical to the survival of any democracy, particularly a fragile one like Nigeria. In addition to observing the voting process, attention must also be paid to the process of...

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Court restrains govt from executing five by hanging

A Lagos High Court Judge,Justice Mufutau Olokoba, has nullified the death sentence passed on five persons. This declaration followed an originating summons filed by Mr Norrison Quakers (SAN) in 2008, against the Attorney-General of Lagos State on behalf of the...

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