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Two of CURE-Nigeria’s main activities are advocacy visits to stakeholders and training of criminal justice actors. Through these visits, we challenge policies, legislations and practices that do not conform to domestic and international law, and make suggestions for reforms.
Through the trainings, we are able to train stakeholders such as judicial, police and prison officers, as well as prosecutors on the law and international standards. We invite experts to deliver presentations on various topics, and participants are given plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and learn from each other. This has contributed to justice reforms in Nigeria. Also, major decisions have been reached at some of these trainings which have huge impact on justice reform in Nigeria. For example, at our training in 2012, a representative of the Federal Ministry of Justice announced the Ministry’s decision to withdraw its proposal to the Federal Government to build more prisons following CURE-Nigeria’s persistence argument that the country does not need new prisons in order to decongest the prisons, as contained in a letter to the then President Goodluck Jonathan. See link to the letter…….

Here are pictures of some of our advocacy visits and training sessions.

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Visit to CP, Borno State, 2015

 

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Visit to a police station in Borno State, 2015

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Visit to the Governor, Kaduna State, 2015

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Visit to Prison HQTR, Benin, 2008

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Visit to the Oba of Benin, 2008

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Visit to SARS Office, Borno State, 2015

2011 conference, organized by CURE-Nigeria and supported by International CURE; Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria; and Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

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A cross section of participants at the conference

2011 training in Abuja, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria

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Abdullahi Yola, Solicitor General and Justice Mary Odili at the training

2012 training in Lagos, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria.

2015 training in Abuja, organized by CURE-Nigeria, National Human Rights Commission, Federal Ministry of Justice, and High Court of Justice, Federal Capital Territory

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Hon. Justice Uwais and Hon. Justice Bello at the event

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Justice Uwais, Justice Bello, Rep of French Embassy and Sylvester at the event

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A cross section of magistrates, prosecutors and other participants in attendance

Training in Makurdi, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the High Court of Justice, Benue State

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Sylvester, making a point

 

Pic from Justice Actors Roundtable in Makurdi

Justice Kwahar; Sylvester; Barr. Hon, SAN; Hon. Justice Hwande, CJ, Benue State; and ASP Dimka

 

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Magistrates and prosecutors, and lawyers