Chequered accounts : truth, justice and the judiciary in post authoritarian Nigeria

Yusuf, Hakeem (2015) Chequered accounts : truth, justice and the judiciary in post authoritarian Nigeria. In: Transitional Justice and Rule of Law. Intersentia Publishers. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    This chapter argues that neglect of judicial accountability for the past has resonance for achieving the aims of truth and justice for victims of gross violations of human rights as well as wider issues of transitional justice. Moreover, the contextual analysis suggests that neglecting judicial accountability for its role in past governance as a measure of transitional justice threatens institutional transformation, an important aspect of post-authoritarian state-building.5 The absence of transformation at times of political change threatens not only rule of law but also, the transition project as a whole.