Lawyer at the Jimeta High Court in Adamawa State ©

British Council

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme conducted an assessment on the administration of criminal justice in 2018. It showed that the sector was overwhelmed by resource and capacity constraints, weakened coordination and ineffective criminal justice delivery. Although many states had passed the administration of criminal justice laws to promote efficient, speedy, and transparent dispensation of justice, the provisions were largely not being implemented. 

RoLAC's initial priority was to ensure that there was a suitable legal framework to implement a criminal justice reform agenda. Legislation was then reviewed and the focus shifted to implementing the provisions that addressed vulnerabilities within the criminal justice system.

You can download the impact report below.