Observance of Due Process Rights in Capital Offence Trials: Assessing Nigeria Through the Lens of International Instruments.
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American Research Institute for Policy Development
The paper delved on the analysis of extent of compliance by the various stakeholders, in the criminal justice system, with the international due process requirements, in the processing of a capital offender at the trial stage. The paper also appraised a capital offender’s rights to fair hearing, trial within a reasonable time in the public, right to presumption of innocence, adequate time and facility to prepare defence and the right to mandatory legal representation.
Due Process Rights, Capital Offence, Capital Punishment, Fair Hearing, Presumption of Innocence.
(2021) Journal of Law and Criminal Justice. pgs 36-51