Policy Agenda

Access to Justice

At the Nigerian Law Society (NLS), we believe that access to justice is a fundamental human right, and that everyone should have equal access to legal remedies and redress. We recognize that barriers to access to justice can be financial, social, and cultural, and that these barriers disproportionately affect vulnerable and marginalized groups in our society.

Our Access to Justice Policy Agenda is focused on removing these barriers and promoting equal access to justice for all Nigerians. Our work in this area includes:

  • Advocacy and lobbying for legal aid funding policies: We advocate for policies that support the provision of legal aid to those who cannot afford legal representation, and we work with the government to secure funding for legal aid programs.
  • Promoting access to justice for Indigenous people: We recognize the unique legal challenges faced by Indigenous people in Nigeria, and we work to promote their access to justice through targeted programs and initiatives.
  • Addressing access to justice issues in rural and remote areas: We recognize that access to justice is often more difficult in rural and remote areas, and we work to address these issues through targeted initiatives and programs.
  • Conducting a biennial Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference: We bring together legal practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss access to justice issues and to develop strategies for promoting equal access to justice for all Nigerians.
  • Supporting pro bono legal work: We recognize the important role played by pro bono legal work in promoting access to justice, and we support and promote pro bono legal work through initiatives and programs.

At the Nigerian Law Society, we are committed to promoting equal access to justice for all Nigerians, and we invite you to join us in this important mission.

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