February 28, 2024
Groups Petition UN Body Over Dwindling Public Confidence In Nigerian Judiciary
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Groups Petition UN Body Over Dwindling Public Confidence In Nigerian Judiciary

A group of civil society organisations has petitioned a United Nations body concerned with the independence of judges and lawyers over the dwindling public confidence in the Nigerian judiciary.

 In a statement issued on behalf of the network today, the intervention of the United Nations in these matters is crucial to addressing potential threats to the judicial system in Nigeria and promoting the principles of justice and accountability.

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The executive director of TAP Initiative, Martin Obono, said their petition addressed to the Special Rapporteur on the Independence Of Judges and Lawyers, “highlights concerns about the integrity of the Nigerian judiciary, specifically focusing on a series of incidents of judicial capture”.

The four civil society organisations behind the petition are Citizens Gavel, Hope Behind Bars, NULAI and TAP Initiative, which are collaborating under the aegis of the Open Justice Alliance.

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