Human rights training of judges in Nigeria

A three-year partnership between Statoil and the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) is introducing Sharia judges in northern Nigeria to human rights issues and legislation.

LEDAP developed and delivered two-day training seminars for the Sharia judges on the following: human rights principles; women’s rights; just interrogation principles and their integration into the administration of Islamic law; and legal procedures and administration. The three years of training have given 450 Sharia judges from 7 northern states an insight into human rights questions. This amounts to approximately 20 per cent of the total number of Sharia judges in the country.

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Nigeria

Global issues

Anti-corruption, illicit drugs and law enforcement; Human rights