AFRILAW was selected as a member of the Civil Society Observatory on Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria and participated in the implementation of the Monitoring the Criminal Justice Administration Reform Process in Nigeria Project by with CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) with funding support from MacArthur Foundation in 2018.
The aim of the project is to drive advocacy for the effective implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act through monitoring the progress of its implementation and drawing attention to violations/challenges when identified.
The activities and expected results of the project include:
- To contribute to the development of an indicator system for monitoring the implementation of the ACJA; to hold quarterly meetings to review progress and challenges in implementation of the ACJA;
- to report and create public awareness on the provisions and implementation of the ACJA;
- To drive advocacy with relevant stakeholders in the criminal justice process to encourage compliance with the Act through working with the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee.
It is expected that the members of the committee will convince more state to pass and implement the ACJA into their state laws.
The key activities of the includes advocacy visits to criminal justice state actors specially the Attorney General/Commissioner of Justice and Commissioner of Police, and Quarterly Meetings of the civil society observatory on the administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria meeting held in Lagos State, Abuja/FCT, Adamawa State, Imo State, Nassarawa State and Akwa-Ibom State. Chinwike.
AFRILAW is also a member of the Technical and Monitoring Sub-Committee of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) of the Federal Ministry of Justice and work with them to promote effective monitroing and implementation of the ACJA in Nigeria