Federal High Court Abolishes Fees In Filing Of Human Rights Cases

The has put an end to monetary charges concerning cases across the country.

The court announced this in a circular issued by an Assistant Registrar (Litigation), Jane Egbo, on the instruction of the Judge, Justice John Tsoho.

The circular, titled: “Re; Monetary claims and default fees in fundamental right applications,” reads

“I have been directed by the Hon. Judge of the , Hon. Justice J. T. Tsoho to inform all DCRs (Deputy. Registrars) and Station Registrars that henceforth, monetary claims and default fees in respect of fundamental human right applications should no longer be charged.

“Be so informed and comply accordingly.”

Before now, applicants in fundamental rights enforcement cases were charged filing fees, among other fees, as applicable in civil cases.


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