2017 • 3 years • On Nigeria
The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) is the leading institution for research and advanced studies of law in Nigeria. The project supports the implementation of, and compliance with, the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) through activities that deepen understanding of the Act, and improve the management and flow of criminal proceedings, including the prosecution of anti-corruption cases. By increasing knowledge and providing practical tools for stakeholders, this project enhances nationwide familiarity of the ACJA, improves expediency in the handling of anti-corruption cases by reducing opportunities for delays in proceedings, and promotes accountability on corruption. 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.