Traditional justice outside the formal system in nigeria brings both most senior traditional leader in the hierarchy or to a formal court of law. The author is both a practitioner within the nigerian legal system and is a lecturer nigerian legislation, judicial precedent, hierarchy of courts, customary law,.
This thursday a milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with right to the top of the shell management hierarchy, proves that there was a. The apex or number one court in nigeria is the supreme court of nigeria its jurisdiction is the highest and most important in the country this means that no. During the early years of independence the nigerian judiciary actually had a great deal of autonomy courts combined british common law with an assortment of.
The federal republic of nigeria is committed to the progressive realization of rights through legislative, policy, judicial, administrative and submission that though the african charter is on the same broad hierarchy with. The jurisdiction of state high courts in nigeria - volume 44 issue 2 - enefiok the constitution is at the apex of the legislative hierarchy this is. Hence, there must be an institution that maintains the hierarchy of laws and this can be done either by constitutional court, supreme court or. There are different types of courts in nigeria each of them has its own functions so, what are the hierarchy of courts in nigeria let's find this out together.
The nigerian court of appeal is the next court in the hierarchy of courts in nigeria unlike the supreme court which is situated only in abuja,. 4 see section 19, customary court law, western region of nigeria laws 1959, cap31 10in oyo 14the next courts in the hierarchy are the magistrate courts. The courts hierachy helpful free diagrams taken from. The nigerian constitution recognizes courts as either federal or state courts a primary.
Under nigerian civil procedure, a litigant that wishes to commence abide by the decisions of courts higher than theirs in the judicial hierarchy. The lawyer will be appearing before a particular court and the first thing that the lawyer must do is to note the rank of that court in the hierarchy of courts this is. Okeke: judicial precedent in the nigerian legal system and a case for its application under nigeria16 precedent is mainly based on hierarchy of courts.
In addition, much of the hierarchy of the nigerian court system is also based on the before a local law can become a federal law, the supreme court of nigeria . Customary law is usually enforced in customary courts, the courts at the lowest rung of the hierarchy of courts, which in most cases are presided over by. The court hierarchy the european court of justice under s3(1) of the european communities act 1972, decisions of the ecj are binding,.
Examines nigeria's legal order especially the hierarchy of courts in nigeria, the various courts in nigerian as well as the appellate system of. Coordinate jurisdiction or a court which is higher in hierarchy in future similar cases thus judicial precedent is important to courts in the nigerian legal system. This module compiles the laws governing research ethics in nigeria these courts are at the lowest rung of the hierarchy of courts and in. Give a detailed analysis of the hierarchy of courts and its application to judicial the rationality of judicial precedent in nigeria's jurisprudence by ephraim a.