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Title:Weighing the travails of justice and human rights in Nigeria
Author:Arsikhia, Fatula OlugbemiISNI
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:legal procedure
popular justice
administration of justice
Abstract:Protracted delays and other problems associated with the administration of justice in Nigeria have compounded the people's loss of faith in due process and resort to 'jungle justice': citizens take the law into their own hands in order to redress the perceived wrongs committed against them. This article identifies a number of such factors, which are rooted in the attitude of the Nigerian police, aspects of Nigerian procedural law, and the disobedience of court orders by the executive. A number of possible solutions to the problems are examined also. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]