NBA President opens Legal Rights’ training workshop

NBA President opens Legal Rights’ training workshop  on Monday, February 12, 2018

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in collaboration with the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) of England and  Wales is organizing a five-day training workshop for 55 Lawyers from the North East geo-political zone of Nigeria  on ‘Legal Rights and Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in North-Eastern Nigeria  from Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16   2018, at the Internatiinal Training Institute, Maitama, Abuja,  FCT.

 The training workshop, which is being sponsored by DANGOTE FOUNDATION and BHRC of England and Wales   is a pilot programme designed to boost  capacity building of Nigerian Lawyers in the administration of Human Rights Law especially with respect to their representation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), of Northeastern Nigeria.

 The  program also aimed at  enhancing  participants’  understanding of pro-bono legal services and equip them with resources for effective service delivery
particularly in the areas of access to justice, unlawful detention and legal representation for vulnerable citizens in North-East Nigeria.
The program will  include a Training of Trainers’ workshop for selected participants who will provide ‘step-down’ trainings to lawyers across the Nigerian Bar Association branches located in the Northeastern axis of Nigeria.

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It will be recalled that President Mahmoud set up the NBA  North East Task Force (NBA-NETF) in August 2016 at his inaugural ceremony to coordinate NBA interventions in he conflict states of North East Nigeria where the Boko  Haram insurgency has caused humanitarian crisis of monumental proportion .
The DANGOTE FOUNDATION   of which the NBA President is a member and the BHRC of England and Wales participated at the 2017 NBA -AGC in Lagos where both organisations pledged their support to the NBA in funding its  human rights engagements across Nigeria and particularly in the North East.

Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju,
General Secretary

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