Home VOL. 9 (2023) Developing a Legal Framework for Virtual Hearing in Nigeria

Developing a Legal Framework for Virtual Hearing in Nigeria

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Abstract

This research work focuses on the legal framework on virtual hearing in the Nigerian legal system. There is a vacuum in the Nigerian legal system that was brought to limelight during the corona virus pandemic and this gap relates to the issue of justice being denied and delayed in times of emergency such as the corona virus pandemic, war and even insecurity which halt the flow of human activities and smooth administration of the legal system. In the move for strict adherence to the tenets of the fundamental rights which provides that any person who is tried for a criminal charge shall be entitled to a fair hearing and be brought before a court of law within a reasonable time, it therefore becomes as a matter of urgency to seek for a way to achieve justice in such times of emergency.

Authors: Avwerosuo Oghenedoro