The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters has kicked start Amendment of Administration of Criminal Justice Act to Comform with Global Standard.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele in his opening speech at the public hearing for Amendment of the Act on July 20, 2022 stated the intention of the amendment is to make the Act looks at what is obtainable in the developed countries like United States (US), United Kingdom (UK).
He said, “The Bill also seeks to establish the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Council as obtainable in other jurisdictions, similar to the Bureau of Justice in the United States of America and the London Criminal Justice Board.
” This is with a view to delivering a fair, efficient and effective criminal justice service in Nigeria and to improve outcomes, through active partnership.”
The Chairman also submitted that all the memorandum submitted by the various stakeholders will be look at the critically before submitting the report before the Senate.
It could be recalled that the Bill was sponsored by Senator Orji Kalu in December 2021 and forwarded to Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.
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