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dc.contributor.authorYusuf, Hakeem O.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-11T12:41:22Z
dc.date.available2019-06-11T12:41:22Z
dc.date.issued2009-10-08
dc.identifier.citationYusuf, H.O. (2009) 'The judiciary and political change in Africa: Developing transitional jurisprudence in Nigeria', International journal of constitutional law, 7(4), pp.654-682. doi: 10.1093/icon/mop027.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1474-2640
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/icon/mop027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623830
dc.description.abstractAt a time of increased evaluations of law, human rights, and the rise of judicial power all over the globe, the work of most African judiciaries and the principles of the jurisprudence they espouse in promoting social justice remain an unlikely focus of comparative legal scholarship. This ought not to be so in view of the considerable activities of the courts on the continent in the dawn of the third wave of democratization. This article explores the work of the Nigerian Supreme Court in the political transition to democracy since 1999. Utilizing insights from the work of Ruti Teitel, it attempts to outline some of the major constitutional and extraconstitutional principles adopted by the Court in mediating intergovernmental contestations in the turbulent transition away from almost three decades of authoritarian military rule. It emerges that the task of fostering social transformation through the “weakest” branch seriously tasks the institutional integrity of the judiciary.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/icon/article/7/4/654/733733en_US
dc.subjecttransitional jurisprudence, African judiciaries, blue-pencil ruleen_US
dc.titleThe judiciary and political change in Africa: Developing transitional jurisprudence in Nigeria.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentQueen's University Belfasten_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Constitutional Lawen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2009
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-11T12:41:22Z
dc.author.detail786770en_US


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