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Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

Justice Karibi-Whyte stresses need for proper societal conduct

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Justice Adolphus Gabriel Karibi-Whyte has stressed the need for proper conducts in every human society, saying that rightness and wrongness of any conduct were determined by the society.

Justice Karibi Wyte who is the Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology stated this yesterday in a paper titled: “In the eye of the Law” he delivered at the 35th anniversary of the founders’ day lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Abuja.

The retired Justice of the Supreme Court also stressed that the society laid the ground rules for the manner in which people must conduct themselves in the society.

According to him, “the rightness or wrongness of a conduct is determined by the society which lays the ground rules for the manner in which persons must conduct themselves within the society”.

He posited that “all rights, duties, immunities, privileges emanates from the constitution, no rights can be enjoyed which do not originate from it”.

Commenting on previous legal cases in the country, the legal luminary applauded the apex court, saying several judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in the country were commendable, just as he said “the rules of interpretation are meant to aid the proper construction of status and so, in the absence of any ambiguity, words should be given their ordinary and natural meaning unless such construction will lead to absurdity”.


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