Review of the 2009 Rights Enforcement Rules: CJN Responds to Olumide Babalola


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed has promised to consider a request made by Lagos lawyer and public interest litigator Mr. Olumide Babalola for the review of some provision of the  Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules (FREP Rules) 2009.

The above was contained in a response letter dated 2nd January, 2020 signed by the Supreme Court Deputy Chief Registrar 4 Yusuf A. Babasoro.

“I have been directed by the Hon. Chief Justice if Nigeria, Hon. Dr. Justice I.T. Muhammad, CFR, FCIArb, FNIALS, Fclm, FNJI, JSC to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10th September 2019 and inform you that same is being attended to.”

Mr. Babalola had on 10th September, 2019 written to the CJN on the urgent need to review the FREP Procedure Rules. Read here

He had noted that since the enactment of the extant FREP Rules,  many things have changed and new issues introduced into fundamental rights enforcement proceedings which  the extant  Rules does not adequately provide for

He highlighted some of the areas requiring urgent review to include Multiple Applicants, Amendment of the Originating Application, Default Fees, National Industrial Court and others.

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