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Nigerian Bar Association

Abuja, Nigeria

Nigerian Bar Association was awarded $2,400,000 between 2007 and 2017, including 3 grants in Human Rights and On Nigeria.

$1,800,000

2017 • 3 years • On Nigeria

The Nigerian Bar Association is a nonprofit, professional association of lawyers admitted to the bar in Nigeria. It has a membership of about 105,400 lawyers who are active in 125 branches across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The Bar Association promotes and protects human rights, the rule of law, and good governance. With this award, it is improving the administration of criminal justice by promoting and supporting widespread adoption and implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act in 29 states, spread across all six geopolitical zones. Specific project activities include advocacy campaigns, drafting of customized model laws, and technical support to state governments in preparation for adoption. These efforts are expected to ensure uniformity in the application of criminal justice laws across the country.

$300,000

2011 • 2 years • Human Rights

To train Nigerian lawyers on regional and sub-regional mechanisms for human rights protection and Nigeria's new Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules (over two years).

$300,000

2007 • 2 years • Human Rights

To train and sensitize Nigerian lawyers on the use of regional and sub-regional mechanisms for human rights protection and the review of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules (over two years).

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