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PRESENTATION ON THE FINDINGS OF 3RD QUARTER OF COURT OBSERVATION ON ACJL IN ONDO (JULY 2017 – SEPTEMBER 2018) BY MINOE DUAMWAN, PROGRAM OFFICER, RULE OF LAW AND EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE (ALSO KNOWN AS PARTNERS WEST AFRICA – NIGERIA)

Partners West Africa
Nigeria | 03 December, 2018

The “Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in the Judicial Sector” is a 3 year project being implemented by the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria) with Support from the MacArthur Foundation. With the goal of enhancing integrity in the Nigerian Judicial system through court observation; promote implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act/Law in the FCT, Lagos & Ondo states; enhance citizen’s participation in judicial processes and improve access to information on judicial proceedings with regards to compliance of the ACJL. We aim to achieve this through social accountability in the judicial sector.
To ensure effective collaboration, Partners West Africa – Nigeria worked with the state High Courts in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos & Ondo; Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee; the Nigerian Bar Association (Akure, Gwagwalada, Ikeja, Lagos Island, & Unity Branches), Nigeria Institute of Advance Legal Studies, civil society organizations & the media.
A total of 65 court rooms are being observed in the three states (FCT -20, Lagos- 25 and Ondo – 20).

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