Law & JusticeNewsNigeriaAdministrations of Criminal Justice Law, Stakeholders Task On Human Rights

Administrations of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) and stakeholders have been tasked with due process for the respect of human rights in the state and county at large.

Grace Mamza, Adamawa Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) made the call at the capacity building workshop on the Adamawa ACJL organized by the Law Hub Development and Advocacy Centre with support from MacArthur Foundation in Yola on Thursday.

“The criminal justice system has brought about the ACJL to reform and help in making sure that those who are being arrested are according to due process.

“And those who are given the power to sanction and finish done through due process,” she said.

She described the workshop as timely and charged participants to step down the knowledge acquired to those who were not present at the workshop.

Mr Osita Chukwuma, Executive Director, of Law Hub Development and Advocacy Centre, in his remarks, explained that the objective of the workshop was to enhance knowledge of the law and have a network and synergy among stakeholders.

Represented by Mr Joshua Dada, the team lead said the event was to also enable stakeholders to speak for themselves on the issue of implementation of ACJL.

“Our goal is popularising and disseminating ACJL of states and continuously updating the laws to reflect amendments.

“At the end of the day, we expect that stakeholders will be more familiar with the provisions of ACJL and their responsibilities in implementing the law,” he said.

Mr Francis Ogbe, Adamawa Coordinator of Legal Aid Council, assured of stepping down the knowledge to other stakeholders.

He recommended that the ACJ monitoring committee should be supported to be fully functional and effectively carry out its mandatory functions and duties.

“Judiciary should also be provided with proper funding to enable it to live up to its expectations and training for judicial staff particularly, the Lower bench judges,” Ogbe said.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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