JUDICIARY : NGO Advocates Adoption Of Technology For Speedy Dispensation Of Justice

19 March 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA

A Non Governmental Organisation, Partners West Africa Nigeria, PWAN has called on the Judiciary to equip all courts with the latest technology to fast track dispensation of justice in the country.

The Program Manager of Partners West Africa Nigeria also known as the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, Hadiza Usman made the call in Abuja at the presentation of case findings from courts.

The programme Manager of PWAN, Hadiza Usman explained that the survey covered about twenty High and Magistrate Courts in the FCT to ensure compliance with the Act on Criminal Justice System.

She said PWAN recommended prompt investigation, adequate technological support among others to enhance court processes in justice delivery.

On her part, the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme, ROLAC, Wynyfred Achu emphasized the need for more training in the judiciary especially for investigators.

Also, the programme Assistant PWAN Kpeta Toyo identified a huge gap in gender representation, participation and responsiveness in the judiciary at federal and state levels.

Contributing to the findings, the programme Officer, PWAN, Henry Anoliefo called on all stakeholders to do more to ensure proper implementation of the act on criminal justice.

The findings was carried out by PWAN and supported by Mac Arthur Foundation and ROLAC.

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