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Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Abuja, Nigeria

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies was awarded $1,323,000 between 2008 and 2015, including 5 grants in Human Rights and On Nigeria.


2015 • 2 years • On Nigeria

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) was established in 2006 to promote reform in the justice sector, advance rule of law, protect human rights, and deepen democracy. With this award, CSLS is providing technical assistance to agencies responsible for implementation of the reform measures embodied in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.  CSLS is developing an implementation strategy for the Act, conducting needs assessment of the implementing agencies, preparing training and implementation manuals, and educating the public about the Act. The ultimate outcome of this project is efficient management and quick dispensation of criminal justice cases including those on corruption.


2012 • 3 years • Human Rights

The purpose of the grant to the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is to facilitate the provision of technical assistance to the Panel on Justice Sector Reform established by the Ministry of Justice to coordinate and drive the implementation of initiatives developed over the past 12 years for the reform of the justice sector. The grantee will undertake a comprehensive study to determine the status of all justice reform initiatives with a view to harmonizing them for adoption. The Centre will organize consultations between the Panel, civil society organizations, legislators, judiciary, police, and prisons, and make recommendations to policymakers for adoption and implementation.


2010 • 1 year • Human Rights

To consolidate justice sector reform.


2009 • 1 year • Human Rights

To improving judicial protection of human rights.


2008 • 1 year • Human Rights

To document the status of justice sector reform, human rights, and juvenile justice in Nigeria.

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