Nigeria is moving towards people-centred justice in important ways. This is especially true for justice sector professionals and political leaders working together in three states: Imo, Ogun and Kaduna.
Justice Needs and Satisfaction study launched
Justice Transformation Labs
Civil Justice transformation lab
Justice Innovators supported in Nigeria
With a focus on transformation, each state launched its own strategy for realising people-centred justice. The visions and efforts underway are based on data collected in 2018 when HiiL conducted a Justice Needs & Satisfaction study. The survey revealed that 60% of justice issues remain unresolved for Nigerians who sought action.
Nigerians deal with 25 million legal problems every year. The most common problems involve crime, money, land and disputes with neighbours.
To resolve Nigerian justice problems at scale systems need to change. Our process of transformation provides a platform for justice leaders to build commitment to people-centered strategies. Dialogues move from state to state ensuring local contexts are central in fathoming the next steps. The goal is to have locally-owned innovative strategies that are effective in producing a more user-centered justice system.
Projects in Nigeria
Justice Needs & Satisfaction in Nigeria
In 2018, we asked more than 6000 randomly selected adult Nigerians about their legal needs and what they do to try to get access to justice. This information will become the base to develop data-driven innovations in the country.
Civil Justice Transformation in Ogun State, Nigeria
It is our vision for Ogun State to be the safest place to live, work and do business. In an effort to improve the civil justice journeys and experiences of Nigerians, HiiL initiated a series of stakeholder dialogues (Justice Transformation Labs) to offer meaningful ideas on how to make the justice sector affordable, accessible, and easy to understand.
Justice Transformation in Kaduna State, Nigeria
In collaboration with the Kaduna State Government, key stakeholders, and state-wide justice leaders, HiiL organised a series of dialogues to help realise people-centred justice in Kaduna State. The Justice Transformation Lab series seek to initiate locally-owned strategies that innovatively and effectively produce a more people-centred justice system.
Working with innovators in West Africa
Over the years, HiiL Justice Accelerator in West Africa supported 20 innovators in the region of which 9 came from Nigeria. The regional hub connects startups to the local market and can help scale across regions.
We work with these innovators in West Africa
A savings and cash digitisation platform that allows its customers to save up for emergencies through an agent network while protecting them from fraud and theft.
Founded by a woman entrepreneur, provides verification services, and in doing so, prevents fraud. Examples of verification services include, identity verification, background checks on new hires, verifying the authenticity of property documents, as well as verification of certificate and documents in business relationships.
A social enterprise using new media and technology solutions in helping survivors break free, find shelter and recover from Sexual Gender-Based Violence.
Automating business compliance to make it simple, fast and accessible even for small and medium enterprises.
Reports sexual abuse on campus and provides access to support for victims of abuse.
Offers Nigerian entrepreneurs access to convenient and affordable legal services (documents and business-related registration), service providers and free information.
A financial identity infrastructure that enables financial services to verify and onboard the identities of individuals and businesses
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Nigeria Law School Forum: Making People-Centred Justice Happen in Nigeria
On Wednesday, 4 August 2021 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm WAT, HiiL will engage students of the Nigerian Law School in a hybrid (in-person and virtual) Justice Transformation forum titled, “Making People-Centred Justice Happen in Nigeria.” You can join the event via Zoom.
Transforming civil justice to improve people-centred justice and facilitate the ease of doing business in Ogun State, Nigeria
HiiL and the Ministry of Justice of Ogun State to present a strategy with recommendations for the effective implementation of game-changing pathways that could better serve people-centred justice in both Ogun State and across Nigeria more broadly.
A new justice transformation strategy for the Imo people in Nigeria
15 October 2020 a new justice strategy is launched transforming justice in Imo state, Nigeria, to
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