Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) in collaboration with the Kano State Ministry of Justice organized a 2-day Expert Level Convening on Consolidating Legal Aid Approaches in Kano State held Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of April, 2018; it drew participants from the justice and legal aid sectors in Kano, Lagos and Ondo states as well as...Read More
The PDO has organized awareness creation activities to acquaint less privileged residents in Kano on the importance of knowing their fundamental human rights and the process of seeking legal assistance from the Public Defender’s office (PDO).
The PDO organized an awareness creation activity at the Ja En Special Primary School, Sharada on the 1st of December 2017. The PDO paid a visit to the...Read More
PWAN in furtherance of the Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in the Judicial Sector project, organized 3 court observer training sessions in the FCT, Lagos and Ondo states. Observers were trained on the Judiciary and Rule of Law in Nigeria, Court decorum and etiquette, salient provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and Law and the Court observation methodology....Read More
Partners West Africa- Nigeria under the ‘Greater Access to Defense and Justice’ (GADJET) project, has established a Public Defender’s Office (PDO) in Kano state with the objective of providing free legal advice and representation for indigent persons. #PWANigeria recently held a series of training for staff members of the #PDO. With help from Partners Global, staff members...Read More
Presentation of an award of excellence to the Chief Judge, FCT High Court, Honorable Justice Ishaq Bello for his contributions to sustainable judicial reform through the social accountability in the judicial sector project implemented by #PWANigeria
The #PDO also held its first free #LegalClinic to provide legal advice and mediation to indigent persons of Kano state. The clinics will be held periodically at the office premises to assist indigents with any legal issues.
#PDO Staff presented a ‘role play’ to participants on ‘Knowing your Fundamental Human Rights’, ‘How to seek for Legal advice’ and...Read More
Hon. Justice Olufunlola Adekeye JSC (Rtd) delivering the opening remarks
U.S Embassy Bureau of Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)
Her Worship Maryam Sabo, receiving an award on behalf of the Kano State Judiciary for their participation in the Court Observation project.