Who We Are

African Law Foundation (AfriLaw) is non-profit and non-governmental law, justice and development organization with the corporate headquarter at Enugu, Enugu State of Nigeria.

AfriLaw was founded in July, 2012 after the African Regional Conference on Community-Based Paralegal Programme held in Kampala, Uganda and organized by the Global Rights Uganda and Namati: Innovations for Legal Empowerment, USA in 2012 which was attended by the AfriLaw Founder/Director.

AfriLaw is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as a non-profit Company Limited by Guarantee with Registration Number RC 1150775.

Our Core Values:

  • Professionalism and Excellence: We aspire to be a learning organization, and strive to be the best and give the best.
  • Human Rights and Justice: We promote rule of law, advocate for peaceful co-existence of all people, respect of human rights and access of justice for all.
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: We recognize and respect the diversity inherent in individuals and organizations and strive to promote the ideals of equality and non-discrimination.
  • Empowerment and Education: We strive to build, educate and train ourselves, people and communities we serve; communicating and creating awareness for social change.

Our Vision: A just, peaceful, inclusive and developed Africa and a better world for all.

Our Mission: Advancing the rule of law, human rights and justice for sustainable development of African society.

Our Motto:  ‘Lawyers Working for a Better Africa’.

Our Strategic Goals:

  • The poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people will be strengthened to overcome poverty, secure and exercise their rights, have access to justice and live a better life;
  • Communities and civil society organisations will be empowered to fight poverty, corruption, injustice and oppression, uphold peace and ensure a better society;

States, public and private institutions and organizations will be responsible, democratic and accountable, ensuring peace and economic prosperity, and respect

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Our Core Values:

  • Professionalism and Excellence: We aspire to be a learning organization, and strive to be the best and give the best.
  • Human Rights and Justice: We promote rule of law, advocate for peaceful co-existence of all people, respect of human rights and access of justice for all.
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: We recognize and respect the diversity inherent in individuals and organizations and strive to promote the ideals of equality and non-discrimination.
  • Empowerment and Education: We strive to build, educate and train ourselves, people and communities we serve; communicating and creating awareness for social change.
  • Good Governance and Accountability: We promote principles of good governance, uphold honesty and transparency in all we do for people and organizations at all times, and take responsibility towards proper use of resource entrusted to us by our partners, donors and communities we serve.
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WHAT WE DO

In line with our vision and mission, our work and services is to:

  • Advance respect to the rule of law, human rights and justice for all;
  • Ensure inclusive and sustainable social and economic development and growth;
  • Promote peace and security, transparency, accountability and democratic governance;
  • Improve environmental sustainability and ensure climatic justice; and
  • Promote partnership building and collaboration for sustainable development.
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OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE:

Board of Directors (BOD): AFRILAW is governed by reputable legal professionals as the Board of Directors including:

  • Benson Olugbo, PhD: Former Anglophone Coordinator, Coalition for International Criminal Court (CICC) and Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Abuja (Chairman)
  • Chima Okereke: Partner, Kola Awodien & Co., Abuja, Nigeria
  • Ebere Enedah (Mrs): Associate Partner, Punuka Attorneys, Lagos, Nigeria (Vice Chair)
  • Agozie Ezenyirioha: Principal Partner, Churchill and Cross (Attorneys & Solicitors), Enugu, Nigeria
  • Jean Ekoh (Mrs): Lawyer and Founder & President, Good Foundation Ministry International (GFMI), Enugu, Nigeria
  • Okereke Chinwike : Development Law Expert  -(Secretary/CEO)
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Nigeria SDG 16 Campaign

The Background

The Nigeria SDG 16 Campaign is the new phase and extension of the Nigeria Justice 2015 Campaign of the African Law Foundation (AFRILAW). The Nigeria Justice 2015 Campaign ended in December 2015 following the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN.

 

The Nigeria Justice 2015 Campaign was a national campaign initiated by African Law Foundation (AFRILAW), Enugu in 2013 as a local effort and part of the Global Justice 2015 campaign for inclusion of Justice in the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda by the Global Legal Empowerment Network (GLEN) and Namati: Innovations for Legal Empowerment (USA) and supported by Open Society Foundations .

SDG 16 GOAL AND TARGETS UNDER THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  AGENDA

  • The Justice Goal was provided under the Goal 16: Promote Peaceful and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development provide Access to Justice for All and Build Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions at All Levels.16.1: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children

    16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and ensure equal acess to justice for all

    16.4: By 2030 significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen recovery and return of stolen assets, and combat all forms of organized crime

    16.5: Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all its forms