Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2020)
Statutory/common law duty to give reasons: A critical appraisal
Author(s): Josephus J Brimah
Abstract: The issue of both procedural and substantive justice continues to wrestle the minds of legal luminaries, and one controversial point of debate involves whether there is a statutory and/or common law duty to give reasons or not in every given circumstance. This article addresses the bone of contention between those who hold differing views, arguing that reason-giving for decision- makers has great merits except in certain circumstances like national security.