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Title:Self-inflicted constraints on judicial government in Nigeria
Author:Ogowewo, Tunde I.ISNI
Year:2005
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Volume:49
Issue:1
Pages:39-53
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:judicial system
supreme courts
legal reform
Link:http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=4B19A3A8266C5F5A5A7D
Abstract:This paper situates the Nigerian judiciary in the development process and contextualizes its performance against the backdrop of the constraints to which it is subject, notably the constraints it has created itself. The judiciary is credited for upholding the rule of law and ensuring governmental accountability. On the debit side the author identifies self-inflicted constraints which impact on the size of the Supreme Court's docket (which affects the quality of dispensed justice) and the issue of costs in the litigation process. The arguments against reform have often conflated two distinct issues, the cost to the system for the supply of judicial services and the cost incurred by the successful litigant. The present author argues that leaving the system unreformed is not an option. Notes, ref., sum. (p. i-ii). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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