Nigerian police officer ©

British Council/Nick Cavanagh

March 2023

The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (or Law at the state level) regulates criminal procedure in Nigeria. It repeals the former and now outdated legislation, which contained inadequacies and resulted in abuse and delay in the administration of criminal justice.

This case study illustrates how the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme worked to increase awareness of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) within the police, which inspired attitudinal and behavioural change amongst police officers. This led to an improvement in the quality of policing and restored public confidence in the police.  

Learn more and download the case study below.