2017 • 3 years • On Nigeria
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) was created in 1944 to promote, protect, and preserve the rights, interests, and well-being of women and children. The Nigerian affiliate, established in 1964, is supporting the adoption and implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in select states in Nigeria, thereby increasing the possibility of effective utilization and strengthening of the criminal justice system to reduce corruption. It provides continuing legal education on the ACJA and other complementary anti-corruption legislation to its 2,500 members, and creates awareness among key stakeholders on the benefits and proper utilization of the Act. The project is expected to contribute to improving the government’s ability to effectively respond to corruption by strengthening the capacity of legal professionals to enforce core elements of the ACJA that support the anti-corruption agenda.