Established in 2006, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of law. It proceeds on the premise that law cannot exist in isolation from other social phenomena. It must therefore be approached and applied in context. The CSLS seeks to mainstream the understanding and application of law with reference to its social, economic, cultural and political environment. We believe that the challenge of underdevelopment and the various social vices that dog our nation’s attempts at development are traceable to failure to create innovative solutions or responses or to adapt the received laws and procedures in a manner consistent with our needs, culture and experience.

The Centre played a leading role in developing the Evidence Act 2011. It collaborated with the Federal Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly in modernising the Nigerian Evidence Act. The innovations in the Evidence Act 2011 were mostly drafted and recommended by the Centre for inclusion in the Evidence Act 2011.



Stakeholder's Workshop on Implementation Strategy for the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 held on 7th and 8th June, 2016 at The Meeting Point, Asokoro - Abuja

2nd Strategy/Needs Assessment Meeting on Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 held on 29th and 30th June, 2016.

Publish List of High Profile Corruption Cases, Senior Lawyer Tells NJC C’ttee

ACJA implementation not well-funded, says Judge, British Council

N46bn Fraud: Tompolo Fails To Unseat Sections 221, 306

Federal Ministry of Justice Partners, CSLS to train investigators,Prosecutors

Boosting anti-graft war through effective investigation

AG canvasses proper funding for investigators

EFCC has secured 139 convictions, says spokesman

Judge gets September deadline to conclude Orji Kalu's trail

Judge:Senator's trial can't proceed without EFCC's consent

Orji Kalu Loses Bid to Stop N7.2bn Corruption Trail.Refer to page 44

Issues to headline Judiciary in 2019

National Training of Investigators
Jointly organized by Federal Ministry of Justice
and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Held at Lagos State

Stake holders review of the ACJA, 2015 .
On the 22nd - 23rd November, 2017, Abuja



Night of recognition & Presentation of the
ACJA 2015 Implementation Strategy
Date 1st Feb 2017
Venue- Sheraton Hotel, Abuja
Judicial Colloquium on the ACJA 2015
Date- 15th- 16th February
Venue- Rockview Hotel, Abuja



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