African Law Foundation (AfriLaw) is non-profit and non-governmental law, justice and development organization with the corporate headquarter at Enugu, Enugu State of Nigeria.

AfriLaw was founded in July, 2012 after the African Regional Conference on Community-Based Paralegal Programme held in Kampala, Uganda and organized by the Global Rights Uganda and Namati: Innovations for Legal Empowerment, USA in 2012 which was attended by the AfriLaw Founder/Director.

AfriLaw is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as a non-profit Company Limited by Guarantee with Registration Number RC 1150775.

Our Core Values

Here at African Law Foundation, we have core values guiding the operation of the Organization;

  1. Professionalism and Excellence

    We aspire to be a learning organization, and strive to be the best and give the best.

  2. Human Rights and Justice

    We promote rule of law, advocate for peaceful co-existence of all people, respect of human rights and access of justice for all.

  3. Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

    We recognize and respect the diversity inherent in individuals and organizations and strive to promote the ideals of equality and non-discrimination.

  4. Empowerment and Education

    We strive to build, educate and train ourselves, people and communities we serve; communicating and creating awareness for social change.

  5. Good Governance and Accountability

    We promote principles of good governance, uphold honesty and transparency in all we do for people and organizations at all times, and take responsibility towards proper use of resource entrusted to us by our partners, donors and communities we serve.

  6. Participation and Solidarity

    We encourage full participation of all stakeholders in all we do particularly the poor, vulnerable, excluded and disadvantaged; support and stand in solidarity in promoting their well-being and welfare.

  7. Innovation and Creativity

    We value and will exploit ideas and ingenuity that create change, transform lives and build a better society.

Our Strategic Goals

  • The poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people will be strengthened to overcome poverty, secure and exercise their rights, have access to justice and live a better life;
  • Communities and civil society organisations will be empowered to fight poverty, corruption, injustice and oppression, uphold peace and ensure a better society;
  • States, public and private institutions and organizations will be responsible, democratic and accountable, ensuring peace and economic prosperity, and respect and fulfill good governance, human rights and justice for all.
Our Team

Who’s behind the scenes?

Mr. Okereke Chinwike
Founder/ Chief Executive Director
Mr. Okereke Chinwike is an International Human Rights and Development Law Expert with over 10 years professional experience...
Mr. Benson Chinedu Olugbuo
Chairman, Board of Directors
Mr. Benson Chinedu Olugbuo holds a PhD in Public Law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently the Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation,
Ms. Grace Okpara
Board Member & Financial Advisor
Ms. Grace Okpara is a Chartered Accountant with over 9 years’ post-qualification experience.
Chair, Board of Directors
A Professor of Law with Ph.D in Women and Minority Rights Law at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
174Accomplished Projects
22897Human Rights won
478Seminars Attended
In line with our vision and mission

What We Do

Advance respect to the rule of law, human rights  and justice for all.

Ensure inclusive and sustainable social and economic development and growth

Promote peace and security, transparency, accountability and democratic governance

Improve environmental sustainability and ensure climatic justice.

Promote partnership building and collaboration for sustainable development.