REVIEW AND UPDATES ON LAW OF CRIMES (CRIMINAL LAW) BY JOSEPH BODUNRIN DAUDU SAN AT THE 5TH ANNUAL NIGERIAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW CONFERENCE HOLDING AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE FIRM OF J B DAUDU AND CO, UTAKO DISTRICT, ABUJA ON THE 20TH – 24TH OF NOVEMBER 2023
- This is the 5th edition of the Rule of Law Development Foundation (ROLDF) flagship event- The Nigerian Criminal Law Review Conference. Our goals are elaborately stated in the 6-point objective set out in this year’s Conference Concept Note as follows: ‘
- ‘To review on annual basis developments in the Nigerian Criminal Law jurisprudence (Federal and States) including discussion on the institutional framework of the Nigerian Criminal Justice System.
- To update participants and stakeholders by way of progress reports on activities of criminal justice sector institutions to wit: law enforcement agencies such as the Police, Civil Defence, EFCC, ICPC and recently State Security Service, (ii) Courts with Criminal Jurisdiction with particular emphasis on their powers of remand in incidents of abuse of remand powers by LEAs using the Courts and (iii) Correctional Institutions and the progress of reforms thereat including a discussion on developments within the executive, legislative and judicial sectors in the last 24 months.
- To intensify conversations and debates on the revitalisation and reformation of the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria with special focus on the FCT. This will form the primary focus of this year’s Conference.
- To propose, collate and produce policy advisory for the information, consideration and action of public authorities and institutions.
- To provide a platform for research on topical issues in statutory criminal law, procedural criminal law, evidence including electronic evidence, judicial and extrajudicial procedures and processes for criminal justice actors including Ministers, Commissioners, Heads of Courts, Judges, legal practitioners engaged in public or private practice, law enforcement agencies, such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Nigerian Police Force, Customs Service, Immigration Service, Prisons Service, Nigeria Civil Defence Corp and the Department of State Services.
- It is also the goal of the Foundation that the Conference will serve as a forum for advocacy, policy design, research, constructive criticism, inter-state and international comparative analysis, networking, intellectual brainstorming, and public and private stakeholder accountability.
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