The Federal High Court in Nigeria has abolished the charging of all forms of fees concerning human rights cases across the country.
Applicants in fundamental rights enforcement cases before now were charged filing fees, among others, as applicable in civil cases.
However, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho in a statement issued by the Assistant Chief Registrar (Litigation), Jane Egbo, revealed that such fees have been scrapped.
“I have been directed by the Hon. Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice J. T. Tsoho to inform all DCRs (Deputy. Chief Registrars) and Station Registrars that henceforth, monetary claims and default fees in respect of fundamental human right applications should no longer be charged.
“This new development takes effect immediately. Please be informed and comply accordingly,” the statement said.