A Kuje Prison Coordination Committee (KPCC) meeting was held in Abuja on the 8th of October 2018 and and a follow up meeting held in 28th March 2019 to discuss the challenges associated with reducing pretrial delays and the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
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This policy brief highlights and reviews the findings of the various surveys conducted by Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) in 2017 and 2018 on the implementation of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act applicable to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the respective Administration of Criminal Justice Laws in Lagos and Ondo...Read More
Section 35 of The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999 (CFRN 1999) (as amended) guarantees the right of a suspect or an accused person to bail. Likely, Section 36(6)(c) guarantees the right of a defendant to defend himself in person or by any lawyer of his choice. Notwithstanding the above provisions, majority of Nigerians, particularly the vulnerable persons like women,...Read More
Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) in collaboration with the Kano State Ministry of Justice organized a 2-day Expert Level Convening on Consolidating Legal Aid Approaches in Kano State held Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of April, 2018; it drew participants from the justice and legal aid sectors in Kano, Lagos and Ondo states as well as...Read More