Enhancing Implementation of Criminal Justice and Anti-Corruption Laws


The Juritrust Centre for Socio-Legal Research and Documentation kicked off a Project to enhance implementation of Criminal Justice and Anti-Corruption Laws with an inception meeting on the 16th and 17th March 2021.

The 3-year project funded by the MacArthur Foundation is aimed at improving the effectiveness of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) and complementary anti-corruption laws to fight corruption.  


Major parts of the project were identified as the promotion of expeditious disposal of corruption cases in compliance with ACJA rules, and the capacity building programs for Magistrates and High Court Judges.  The project will focus on 12 states in the federation with yearly surveys carried out on the perceptions and drivers of corruption in each state. 


The meetings which were facilitated by Prof Adedeji Adekunle SAN, lead researcher in the Centre was attended by project managers, components officers as well as M&E officers to chart common goals and various roles, towards the success of the project. At the meeting, component and project managers were intimated with the different levels of the project, the series of project activities, and the time-lined deliverables, outputs, and outcomes from each of the activities for the duration of the project.