Is the End Near for the Political Question Doctrine in Nigeria?
Enyinna S. Nwauche
Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) - Faculty of Law; Centre For African Legal Studies
June 30, 2010
FOSTERING CONSTITUTIONALISM IN AFRICA, Charles Fombad, Christina Murray, eds., pp. 31-60, Pretoria Unversity Law Press, 2010
Even though the political question doctrine has been used in Nigeria over a long period, recent judicial decisions indicate that the doctrine is now in serious trouble. This article examines the political question doctrine within the context of judicial review in Nigeria considering in particular the judicial review of the impeachment of certain officers of state and the substitution of political party electoral candidates.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: Constitutional Law, Judicial Review, Political Question, NigeriaAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 1, 2010
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