• The Rule of Law, Judicial Corruption, and the Need for Drastic Judicial Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Nation States
  • November 28, 2017 | Author: Herbert Igbanugo
  • Law Firm: Igbanugo Partners International Law Firm, LLC - Minneapolis Office
  • Creating a viable judiciary and strengthening its democratic functions have been main concerns of both national governments and donors over the last two decades. A common purpose of these various efforts has been to make national legal systems function in a more efficient and fair manner. As the colonial powers began pulling out from Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, they made efforts toward developing and strengthening local capacity to operate each country’s legal system. The efforts were mainly orchestrated by each country’s former colonial power; i.e. the UK in Southern and East Africa, France in Central and West Africa, and Belgium in Central Africa.