ACCESS TO JUSTICE: WORKSHOP ON MONITORING OF DETENTION CENTRES

 

 

 

In Nigeria, there are a number of obstacles to the realisation of Access to justice such as challenges of undue delays, high cost of litigation, reliance on technical rules locus standi, illiteracy which need to be addressed regularly.

Some lawyers and paralegals under the Lagos Legal Advice Scheme volunteered to monitor detention centres to ensure that the police respect human rights. The scheme is aimed at ensuring effective policing in line with international standards

The Legal advice monitoring scheme is a network comprising civil society groups working to improve access to justice for pre-trial suspects and detainees in Nigeria. Members of the network include:-

  • Rights Enforcement and Public Law Centre (REPLACE) – Executive Director Felicitas Aigbogun Brai
  • Human Angle (HA) – Executive Director – Josephine Nzerem
  • Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) – Executive Director – Adaobi Egboka
  • Partnership for Justice (PJ) –Executive Director –Basil Ofili
  • National Human Rights commission (NHRC)

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A one day human rights networking day for civil society groups in Lagos was organised on the 24th of June 2016 at Cafe Neo in Victoria Island. The project was sponsored by Justice for All (J4A) a project of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)

At this workshop the volunteers reported what they observed, there were reports of suspects being detained in abandoned buildings rather than cells, that torture, including shooting suspects, was still used to extract confession from those suspected of committing serious crimes. They accused some Divisional Police Officers (DPO) of being uncooperative and difficult to deal with regarding suspects detained in their stations.

The organisations shared the impacts and gaps of the work in their various organisations. They discussed themes such as access to justice, social economic rights, domestic violence and sexual gender based violence. The group presentations captured the number of obstacles to access to justice to include substantive and procedural delays in administration of justice, cases that last between three to five years with adjournments, inability of judges and magistrates to deliver judgments, transfer of judges and cases starting de novo. Other challenges highlighted were bias in judicial prosecution with judges giving judgments on statement of witnesses, law provisions that hinder access to justice and violation of fair hearing with laws that negate fair hearing

 

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A one day human rights networking day for civil society groups in Lagos was organised on the 24th of June 2016 at Cafe Neo in Victoria Island. The project was sponsored by Justice for All (J4A) a project of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)

At this workshop the volunteers reported what they observed, there were reports of suspects being detained in abandoned buildings rather than cells, that torture, including shooting suspects, was still used to extract confession from those suspected of committing serious crimes. They accused some Divisional Police Officers (DPO) of being uncooperative and difficult to deal with regarding suspects detained in their stations.

The organisations shared the impacts and gaps of the work in their various organisations. They discussed themes such as access to justice, social economic rights, domestic violence and sexual gender based violence. The group presentations captured the number of obstacles to access to justice to include substantive and procedural delays in administration of justice, cases that last between three to five years with adjournments, inability of judges and magistrates to deliver judgments, transfer of judges and cases starting de novo. Other challenges highlighted were bias in judicial prosecution with judges giving judgments on statement of witnesses, law provisions that hinder access to justice and violation of fair hearing with laws that negate fair hearing

 

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At the end of the deliberations, some ways out of the these challenges were presented as law reforms and amendment to address injustice, collaborative suing by CSO’s and promoting access to justice as individuals, groups and CSO’s, enlightenment of the society on access to justice, training of justice delivery stakeholders on implementation of laws, lawyers, judges, police and prison officials. The legal system can only be made more responsive to the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians by guaranteeing that individuals and groups have access to justice in the country which consequentially will enhance human rights protection of everyone.

 

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Winning Women Empowerment Week 22-27 Feb 2016

The Winning Women Empowerment week is the secord edition of the of its kind organised by the Winning Women Empowerment Scheme powered by the House Of Praise Christian Centre
The Training will be taking place from the 22nd of feb. to the 27th of Feb where women are empowered with skills and business ethics such as:
Public relations
Event Planning and Management
MC for events
Wedding Decoration
Cake Making
Small chops
Bread rolls
Bead Making
Dress Making
makeup and gele tying
Fasinators( Small Hats ).
ballon Artistry.
Registration for a class of any choice is #5,000
Please Call:
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Commited and resourceful participants will be empowered with CASH!

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WITHE CANVAS COMPETITION

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LAFGA White Canvas Competition, is open Young African
Artists aged between 18 and 25.
With this categories Painting, photography, sculpture or otherwise

Entries should sent to competition@lagoartandfashiongala.com or visit the website www.lagosartandfashiongala.com between 1st June and 31st
July.
( Send or fill with the following details:
3 pictures of your Painting
A shot description of your painting, sculptor etc
(3Sculptor) 3 different angles of your work of each

Selected finalist will be contacted to for the in August
First Prize $2000
Second Prize $1000
Third Prize $500

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LAGOS ART AND FASHION GALA 2015 LOOK BOOK CHALLENGE

LOOK BOOK CHALLENGE 2015. 3

 

The LAFGA  2015 Look-Book Challenge is open to Young African designers aged between 18 and 26  African  both in Men’s wear and Women’s wear
 

HOW TO ENTER
Designers are to create a Look Book of 6 pages of sketches or photos of various designs including Casual wear, Formal wear and Evening Wear for Women or Men.
The Look Book should have illustrative details of Colors and Fabrics etc
Entries should be sent through the LAFGA website http://www.lagosartandfashiongala.com  or email competition@lagosartandfashiongala.com between 1st June and 31st July.
Announcement for Shortlisted will be published August

First Prize $2000
Second Prize $1000
Third Prize $500

 

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LAGOS ART AND FASHION GALA 2015

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The Lagos Art and Fashion Gala (LAFGA) is a (3) day event organized by Afrocentric Foundation Ltd. It is a celebration of the renaissance of African creativity expressed in Fashion and Art. The debut event is scheduled for September 2015 (25-27th) and will involve the participation of several Designers and Artistes of African descent from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and UK. The chosen venue is The Civic Center, Victoria Island Lagos which is perfect for our purpose because we can use the entire building as exhibition space for Art, Photographs Sculpture and hold a fashion show and a Gala Dinner there. We will be working alongside a number of media companies and branding experts to create the appropriate social ambience and exposure. Part of our strategy involves a series of satellite events which will run June to September. These will comprise of competitions, seminars, training and social events. Highlights will include- The Look Book Challenge and White Canvas Competition aimed at young Fashion Designers and Artists respectively. Two combined Art Exhibition and Fashion shows at Nike Art Gallery and Red door Gallery.

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The Gala Night promises to be a great finale to the whole project. It will comprise of Art Auction, entertainment and a 5 course meal.

Collaborations and Support:  Thus far, we have garnered some support from:

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation

Lagos Tourism

Pulse.ng

Urban Fashion Week

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The Goethe Institute

Nike Art Gallery

The Red Door Gallery

Society for National Artists

Coca Cola etc.

We will involve many more private corporations as sponsors and seek out profitable partnerships with well- known Art and Fashion houses from London, Paris, Berlin and New York as well as African Galleries and Fashion houses in Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Freetown and Accra.

The big picture includes the development of the Tourism Culture Art and Fashion including artisans, technicians who play a vital role in supporting the industry.

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