Another edition of The Advocate is out. Click Here to read
CURE-Nigeria Requests the Interior Minister to Investigate the Death of 32 Inmates in a Prison in Lagos
Following the chilling and shocking disclosure of the death of 32 inmates in a Lagos prison in a year by the State Controller of Prisons, Mr. Olumide Tinuoye due to lack of access to medical care, as reported in the media, CURE-Nigeria writes… Click Here for full details of the letter.
CURE-Nigeria writes to criticise, as excessive and at the expense of other citizens of Nigeria, if the statement by the Force’s Spokesman as reported in the media is true that 221 police personnel have been recently deployed for Governor Wike’s personal and office protection. Click Here for full details.
The March 2017 edition of The Advocate is out. It further highlights CURE-Nigeria’s progress in the provision of legal aid to poor detainees. Plus women in criminal justice system and many other stories.
LETTER TO REQUEST YOU TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED ATTACK ON AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S OFFICE IN ABUJA AND ITS STAFF BY A MOB AND ARREST AND PROSECUTE THOSE INVOLVED. Click Here for details of the letter
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.
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.
2011 training in Abuja, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria
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
Training in Makurdi, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the High Court of Justice, Benue State
A list of cases that CURE-Nigeria have successfully closed.
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Petition to the National Human Rights Commission to Investigate the Alleged Torture and Death of Detainees in Police Custody in Lagos
CURE-Nigeria has written to the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the alleged torture and death of detainees in Lagos following a report of the incidence by the media. Click Here for complete details of the letter.
CURE-Nigeria has written a letter to the PDP Governor’s Forum to remind them of the urgent need to initiate criminal justice/prison reforms programs and invest in prisoner rehabilitation and reintegration in their respective States. Click here for the letter