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Lawyers group canvasses revolutionising justice system

A large number of lawyers, including those in the bar and bench, under the aegis of Brotherhood Lawyers International Fellowship has advocated for a complete…

A large number of lawyers, including those in the bar and bench, under the aegis of Brotherhood Lawyers International Fellowship has advocated for a complete revolutionising of the present justice delivery system in Nigeria and elsewhere.
In a statement in Calabar, chairman of planning committee, Barrister Chris Amadike, a Port Harcourt-based lawyer, said they are against impunity, increasing violation of human rights as well as court verdicts which affirm capital punishment, and high-handed legal measures to offenders.
He said many Nigerians cannot access quality legal services, and that is one of the reasons they are staging a public seminar which outcome will help to support such vulnerable ones.
Topic of the seminar which holds in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State on 28 November’ is ‘Capital Punishment And Divine Prerogative of Mercy, Comparative Dispute Resolution – Religious Perspective.’
Leader of the group, Hon. Justice Archibong E. Archibong of the High Court of Justice, Akwa Ibom State said their position agrees with the theme of the seminar, which is Revolutionising the Justice System.
Lending his voice to their position in a public presentation in Calabar during the 53rd annual NBA general conference, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Okey Wali, SAN, said,  “it is on record that at various times in Nigeria, the NBA has spoken against and challenged  human rights abuse, impunity, promoted access to justice, and encouraged law groups to similarly champion same.”
A senior state counsel in Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Kris Umana, who is coordinating the seminar in that state said, even though the lawyers will raise funds for humanitarian projects initiated by the group, they will also individually compare notes on their experiences in justice delivery in the country.

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