HomeHURILAWS Articles


The Place of the Police in the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria

Photos from the presentation of HURILAWS Manual titled: "The Place of the Police in the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria" to the Commissioner of Police, Edo State. July 27, 2021 ...
Read More

HURILAWS Media Parley on Police Trust Fund

HURILAWS in conjunction with NOPRIN Foundation held a Media Parley on  "Police Trust Fund - advocating the establishment of Trust Fund for Nigeria Correctional Service". July 22, 2021. The Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) has made a case for the establishment of a Trust Fund for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) just like the Nigeria Police Trust Fund for the Nigeria Police Force so as to enable it deliver on its mandates. Speaking ...
Read More

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’ response has been to impose the death penalty for such crime (s). When kidnapping became the trend in South-east and South-south Nigeria most affected state governments prescribed the death penalty. The federal government ...
Read More

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 of the Act, there was no law in Nigeria whose sole objective is the prohibition and punishment of torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Although Section 34 of the ...
Read More

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 the elections. The way forward is not to despair as some have done, but for stakeholders to undertake an audit of the entire electoral processes and institutions with a view to understanding what ...
Read More

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 information, whether or not contained in any written form which is in the custody or possession of any public official, agency or institution howsoever described. The person requesting the information does not need ...
Read More

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 in Nigeria. It repealed the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) and Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) of Southern and Northern Nigeria respectively. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the system of Administration ...
Read More


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 managing post-election disputes.This has become very important in view of the glaring desperation of politicians across political parties in Nigeria.The Election tribunals and courts are important to the whole democratic process because they ...
Read More
Like HURILAWS On Facebook
Facebook Pagelike Widget