Hon Justice Kashim Zannah, OFR, is the Chief Judge of the High Court of Borno State, Nigeria. Called to the Bar in the year 1984, his career spans public prosecution, magistracy, judicial administration, and elevation to the High Court bench in the year 1997 and appointment as Chief Judge on the 3rdday of January 2006.
His lordship is active on several international bodies in the field of judicial education and justice generally. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Judicial Integrity Network (GJIN) under the auspices of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL), Vice President of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI), Deputy President of the International Organisation for Judicial Training (IOJT) and member Judicial Panel of Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB).
Passionate about justice reforms, particularly aimed at leveraging technology, Justice Zannah chairs the committee implementing a nationwide project for the automation of court processes in Nigeria. This led to pioneering, in partnership with the National Centre for State Courts (NCSC) of the United States, a collective of national judiciaries of developing nations cooperating to develop electronic Case Management Systems (CMS) that are substantially based on open-source resources.
Justice Zannah is a recipient of the Medal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) and the Distinguished Service Award of the National Centre for State Courts (NCSC) of the United States.
Hon Justice Kashim Zannah
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