The Federal High Court has abolished the charging of all forms of fees in relation to human rights cases, so as to encourage the prosecution of such cases.
A circular conveying the court’s new position, issued by an Assistant Chief Registrar (Litigation), Jane Egbo, upon the directive of the Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho, was made public on Tuesday.
The circular, titled: “Re; Monetary claims and default fees in fundamental right applications,” reads: “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.
“Be so informed and comply accordingly.”