Projects in Pictures

Projects in Pictures

Freedom of Information Project

FoI PictureClick to See project in pictures. The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act  allow access by the general public to information and records held by government. The FoI Act establish a "right-to-know" legal process by which requests may be made for government-held information, to be received freely or at minimal cost, barring standard exceptions. Having realized the urgent need for implementation of the Act in Nigeria, NULAI is executing a FoI project through Law Clinics which essence is to educate people on what FoI Act is all about, how to use the Act thereby encouraging active participation in governance. The Freedom of information project is supported by Open Society Foundations and the United Nations Democracy Fund.

Prison Pretrial Detainees' Project

 university of abuja law clinic prison releaseFor more pictures. NULAI through the Prison pre-trial detainee project,work with law clinics to provide access to justice to victims of prolonged pre-trial detention. With support of Open Society Foundations and MacArthur Foundation tools and resources have been developed to aid law clinics in sustainting access to justice. 1,968 pre-trial detainees(PTDs) have been provided with free access to justice services leading to 275 regaining their freedom through acquittals, bails and case dismissals. In 2014, with the support of Justice for All-DFID, 725 students from 12 law clinics working in 19 Prisons (Zaria, Kuje, Okigwe, Umuahia, Abakiliki, Afikpo, Ubiaja, Auchi, Yola, Keffi, Oke-Kura, Owo, Ondo Female Prison, Jimeta, Eket, Uyo, Ijebu-Ode, Mandalla and Enugu) provided access to justice services provided for 1043 PTDs.68 PTDs regained their freedom through bail, 126 ATPs cases were disposed of through acquittals, convictions and cases struck out for want of diligent prosecution while 386PTDs were reconnected to relatives. Vulnerable groups such as women were referred to Federation of women lawyers, children in adult facilities or babies born in prisons were reconciled with relatives; persons with mental disability and HIV/AIDS victims were provided with medical assistance.

Child Rights and Child Trafficking Project

Child Right 2 Child RightsChild Rights PicturesWith the support of European Union NULAI working with 4 law clinics in 2013-2014 established support units, hotlines for children and educated 15,537 women and children on child rights and child trafficking.

Clinical Legal Education and curriculum Development Training

iacf3More pictures NULAI Nigeria facilitates capacity development and technical support to law faculties integrating or developing clinical law programmes. This is achieved through training workshops designed to expose law teachers to interactive teaching methods, assessment methods, and curriculum development. Training programmes are either carried out onsite at law faculties or provided through workshops.

Community Justice & Human Right Education

HREThe culture of human right education can be said to be abysmally low within the Nigerian society, both in formal and non-formal institutions. NULAI Nigeria and law clinics through streetlaw programmes carries out Community justice Education project aimed at empowering our communities through building a culture of human rights, respect, tolerance, and shared responsibilities.