CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM AGENDA

Vigorous drive for the domestication of administration of Criminal Justice Act, (ACJA) across various states of the federation.

As the Chairman of NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee, my committee held a very successful Criminal Justice Reform Conference in the city of Asaba sometime in April this year. Such conferences are necessary for appraising the state of our criminal justice system. The #ALLINCLUSIVEBAR will improve on these conferences and ensure the implementation of its outcome for a more robust criminal justice system and administration in Nigeria.

We shall partner Legal Aid Council, Nigerian Prisons Service and other stakeholders in the Criminal Justice Sector, as well as International partners/donor agencies for a continuous Prison reforms agenda and reform of Criminal Justice System in Nigeria.

Through the NBA-HRI, we can access funds to support vocational training of Prisoners to make them useful members of the society upon their release from custody; a Reformatory rather than Retributory system.

11.5 We shall support Branch Human Rights Committees in providing Pro-Bono Services for detainees at Police Stations/other detention facilities and Awaiting Trial Detainees at Prisons.