Last Updated on
August 1st, 2022 05:42 pm
Marsfield LP in conjunction with the Lincoln Alexander School of Law (Toronto Metropolitan University) hosted a webinar on the “Future of Nigeria’s Justice System”, yesterday, 25 July 2022.
The webinar brought together, senior members of the Nigerian legal profession and was an opportunity for stakeholders to examine Nigeria’s justice system, with the aim of charting the way forward.
Among the panelists were, former President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji and three well regarded Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Dr. Anthony Idigbe, SAN, Chief Sebastine Hon, SAN and Mazi Afam Osigwe, SAN. Other speakers were the Country Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Ms. Osai Ojigho and distinguished legal practitioners, Ms. Laura Alakija and Ms.Chioma Onyenucheya-Uko. Also, the Head of Department of Public and International Law at the Nile University of Nigeria, Dr. Sirajo Yakubu spoke at the event.
The speakers addressed issues relating to among other things, the governance of courts; funding and autonomy of the Judiciary; access to justice; and the application of technology in the judicial process. Furthermore, there were discussions around qualification: recruitment and retirement of judicial officers; legal training/education; continuing legal education as well as training and compensation of non-judicial staff of the Judiciary.
The panelists were unanimous that although the Nigerian Judiciary has evolved over the years, necessary changes needed to be made to address obvious inefficiencies and improve justice delivery.
The event featured two back-to-back panel discussions which were moderated by Dr. Uche Nwagba, Managing Partner of Marsfield LP and Mr. Leke Kehinde, Partner at Kehinde and Partners.
The virtual event had over 100 participants from Nigeria, Canada, and other jurisdictions in attendance.
Access the replay of the event here:
Part 1-Efficiency and Access to Justice
Part 2-Operators of the Justice System