The Justice for All Programme in Nigeria has received additional project funding of £12 million from DFID, taking the overall project value to £47 million. The five-year programme has also increased in scope as it looks to build on some impressive results in support of reform to the Nigerian security and justice sector.

The overall aim of Justice for All is to deliver more effective and accountable police services; more effective and equitable access to justice and more effective and strengthened anti-corruption agencies. There is also a focus on enhancing cross-sector co-ordination and external oversight.

Project activity has included working with the Nigerian Police Force at federal and state levels, to develop and implement strategies and restore close relations between the police and citizens. A Citizens Mediation Centre in Lagos is being supported and traditional rulers are being trained in human rights, alternate dispute resolution and gender issues. The main Anti-Corruption Agencies in Nigeria are being supported through capacity development and eleven Justice Sector Reform Teams have been established to ensure co-ordination across the whole of the justice sector.

Read our project case study.

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