LEDAP UNDERTAKES A BASELINE ASSESSMENT OF THE RATE OF COMPLIANCE AND AWARENESS OF THE ACJA IN THE FCT

The Legal Defence and Assistance Project in partnership with the E.U funded Rule of Law (RoLAC) programme and the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) recently began a practitioner survey to identify the level of awareness and the extent of implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act in the Federal Capital Territory.

The survey focuses on the implementation of the Nigerian criminal justice reform agenda, the objective of the survey is to advance the timely, effective and transparent dispensation of criminal justice.

The outcome of the survey will contribute to making informed decision on appropriate actions to be implemented to enable progress in implementation of and compliance with key provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, it will also help to provide useful information to stakeholders on the progress being made and it will provide a baseline by which progress can be measure annually.

The survey targets the police and other law enforcement officers, prosecutors, magistrates and judges, prison officials and defence lawyers who are involved in the implementation of provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

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