LAW WEEKLY: Focus On EU Sponsored Justice Sector Reform Plan

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Updated May 28, 2014

law weeklyThis edition of the programme focused on the Justice Sector Reform Plan funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC.

Last week Tuesday, the UNODC kickstarted a process aimed at developing an action plan for the justice sector reform in the country. Extensive deliberations on an action plan also began in Lagos, one of the pilot states and stakeholders.

The reform seeks to encourage a strategic and sustainable approach towards the justice system as a means of enhancing good governance, respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Channels Television’s Shola Soyele, was one of the participants at the Lagos action planning workshop.

Apart From Lagos, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Benue, Bayelsa, Yobe, Osun, Katsina and the FCT were also selected by the European Union to benefit from this justice sector project.

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