NULAI Nigeria has published the Indicators and Monitoring Framework for Pretrial Provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). This Publication is part of the Reforming Pretrial Detention in Kuje Prison Project (Reform Kuje) which commenced 1st July 2018. This publication, has been designed to serve as a guide and tracker for monitoring the various pretrial provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015.
The framework provides a guide that can be adapted or adopted for tracking the implementation of the pretrial provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act/Laws by all criminal justice sector and non-sectors actors involved in enhancing and promoting access to justice and reform of our criminal justice system. This framework can also be adapted by the monitoring committee of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, the various sub-committees and other bodies set up to monitor the ACJA and the Administration of Criminal Justice Laws of the various States of the federation.
This publication comprises five chapters. Chapter 1 is the introductory chapter and reviews background information on pretrial detention, overview of the project and the relevance of indicators within criminal justice administration. Chapters 2 -4 focuses on the 3 main categories of indicators developed: Chapter 2 on pre-remand indicators aims to track compliance of the ACJA provisions for Pre-Remand especially as it relates to Access to Justice and Fundamental Human Rights; Chapter 3 on remand indicators aims to ensure fair trial and access to justice within reasonable time as stipulated by the administration of criminal justice; while Chapter 3 on monitoring indicators aims to evaluate how the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee has monitored the effective and efficient application of the ACJA by the relevant criminal justice sector actors. Chapter 5 makes recommendations and draws certain conclusions.
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