The Nigerian Bar Association on Wednesday signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Africa (CJPA).

This agreement is to provide an active collaboration between the parties in areas concerning the rule of law, Continuing Legal Education and Training.

CJPA is known for building partnerships among governmental agencies, business enterprises and civil society organisations, including philanthropies and universities across the African continent and beyond. It is a not-for-profit corporation with headquarters in the District of Columbia, USA.

The objectives of the MOU are as follows:

To create an efficient service-based organisation that offers services needed to empower stakeholders working within Nigerian Law and justice systems and institutions to perform their duties and discharge their responsibilities to the best of their abilities.

These stakeholders encompass a widespread range of individuals who work within the full gamut of law and justice institutions and civil society organisations including the army, the police, the legislature, the judiciary, the prosecution, the civil service, the Bar, the legal education sector, the media, the clergy, the trade unions, the prisons, etc.

To also hold the Pan-African Conference on Law, Justice, Peace and Development annually on rotational basis in Africa.

The mission of the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Africa is to empower stakeholders who work in African law and justice systems to perform their duties and to discharge their responsibilities to the best of their abilities. It is also to empower the beneficiaries of legal services to demand accountability for inadequate and inefficient delivery of legal services they are entitled to receive. The activities therefore aim to:

Foster transparency and accountability in administration of law and delivery of justice at the level of each African country; Encourage governments and intergovernmental organizations to procure the resources required to adequately and sustainably equip the African legal profession to enable it to deliver efficient results; and Promote cooperation among relevant stakeholders and people of goodwill around the world to advance justice, safeguard peace and sustain economic growth and development in Africa.

The MOU is expected to open a new window to reforms in the Legal Community.

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