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Who We Are

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 Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and 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.

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NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM OF APPELATE JUSTICES ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 2015 AND ANTI-GRAFT LAWS

Theme: The Role of The appellate courts in effective implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and Anti-Graft Laws.

CONFERENCE OF CHIEF REGISTRARS & COURT ADMINISTRATORS, ABUJA

Theme: The Role of Court Registrars in effective administration of Criminal Justice.

ABUJA NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE REVIEW OF:

Draft Proposals for reform of the:
Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act &
Federal Penal/Criminal Codes

Our Projects

  • Deepening Criminal Justice Reform and Fast Tracking High Profile Corruption Cases (HPCCs) in Nigeria
  • Building capacity of Investigators and Prosectors
  • Promoting Modernization of Substantive Criminal Laws: Criminal
  • Code, Penal Code, Code of Conduct Laws
  • Digitalization of Courts
  • Legislative drafting and advocacy
  • Building capacity of lawyers as agents of change
  • Promoting National Minimum Standards of Criminal Justice Reform
  • Building the capacity of Trial and Appellate Justices for
  • effective implementation of Criminal Justice Reform
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Building capacity of lawyers as agents of change
  • Effective implementation of Criminal Justice Reform
  • Promoting Research for Electoral Reform and Accountability for election-related offences

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Address The Yellow Building
Plot 39, Cadastral Zone B12
Sector Centre C
Behind Oando Filing Station
Opposite Prince and Princess Estate
Kaura

Phone Abuja Office- Tel: +2348051907319,+2348121826999,
Lagos Office- Tel : +2348033182997,+2348055239773

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