Monday, December 14, 2015


As U.S. practitioners know there is a great deal of attention to transparency in courts-martial cases here.  There has been litigation in the Bergdahl case about public access to evidence and information, and there is ongoing criticism about the nature of any public information provided by the services on case results.  So here is an interesting piece from Nigeria reported by allAfrica.
A Kaduna based legal practitioner, Barrister Biola Oyebanji, has alleged that the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) General Court Martial (GCM) is frustrating the right of appeal of his clients by denying them access to a judgment delivered by the court recently.

1 comment:

  1. Nigeria is not alone on this. Litigants in Pakistan have also had difficulty perfecting their appeals in military cases because they had not been furnished their records of trial. I can also think of a U.S. case where an inmate at the Disciplinary Barracks had to file an extraordinary writ to get the warden to give him his copy of the record.


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