Yusuf, Hakeem (2007) The judiciary and constitutionalism in transitions : a critique. Global Jurist, 7 (3). pp. 1-47.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The article critically analyses the role of the Nigerian courts in mediating resultant tensions in the post-authoritarian transition period. In doing this, I examine jurisprudence emanating from the courts on some serious inter-governmental disputes, as well as decisions bordering on individual and group rights, particularly those connected to the transition process. The dynamics of democratic transition in Nigeria after decades of military rule dictates the inevitability of these disputes. The military left a legacy of systemic distortion and institutional dysfunctions which constitute formidable challenges to the transitioning society. The article argues a case for a purposive jurisprudential approach to resolving the ensuing tensions which typically threaten the viability of the transition.
|Keywords:||transitional justice, judiciary, human rights, constitutionalism, critique, Law, Political Science and International Relations, Law|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||03 Aug 2012 14:59|
|Last modified:||30 Apr 2016 00:15|