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Opening Plenary

11.00 am

  • Registration/Logging in

  • National Anthem

  • Sen. Daisy Danjuma, Chairman PILP Board of Trustees– Welcome Address

  • Introduction to the Public Interest Law Partnership

  • H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON, Vice President of the FRN Keynote Address – The importance of access to justice in nation building

  • Mrs Shitta-Bey – Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Justice -A Call to Partnership

  • PILP Asks

  • End of Opening Plenary


1.45 pm

2.00 pm

3.00 pm

  • Capacity building training session for pro bono clearing houses- Supported by PILNET 

  • Access to Justice for survivors of sexual and gender based violence- FIDA, WARIF, WARDC, Wall & Ace LP, DSVRT

  • Mrs Funmilayo Ayeni – Executive Secretary, PILP Board of Trustees - Closing remarks and vote of thanks


Opening Session

11.00 am

  • Mrs Funmilayo Ayeni – Executive Secretary, PILP Board of Trustees - Welcome Address

  • Opening Remarks From Our Board, Stakeholders and Friends

  • Restorative justice project – A documentary showcasing ongoing legal clinic at prisons and other aspects of IJC project

  • Feedback on ongoing pro bono week free legal advice by partners to registered applicants

Legal Clinic

12.30 pm

2.00 pm

  • SME Virtual Legal Clinic – Aluko & Oyebode, Banwo & Ighodalo, Falana & Falana, Pavestones Legal

  • Closing remarks and vote of thanks


Commendation Evening and Launch of Platform

6.00 pm

An interdisciplinary evening on accessing justice in Nigeria

An evening showcasing interdisciplinary approaches to societal problems (arts, academics and NGOs), how art may lead to policy change, the Informal Justice Court project, pretrial detention and the importance of pro bono work for those seeking justice

Organizers: Public Interest Law Partnership in collaboration with Aardschap Foundation , Lagos State University

Host : Alliance Francaise de Lagos

Location: Alliance Francaise de Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre

Date: Thursday April 15th

Time: 18:00-20:00

  • Welcome address by the host of the event, the director of Alliance Francaise, Mr. Charles Courdent 

  • Opening remarks by Mrs Funmilayo Ayeni – Executive Secretary, PILP Board of Trustees 

  • Overview on the PILP and Aardschap Informal justice court and our interdisciplinary approach to societal challenges by Aardschap Foundation, Dr. Joost van Onna and Melle Smets 

  • Theatre performance: Reenactment of Informal justice court by LASU, Prof. Tunji Azeez and the theatre team

  • Closing Plenary: Round Table on Exploring the Causes of Rule of Law Challenges and Implementing Alternatives to Pre-Trial Detention in Nigeria

    • Discussants:   Prof Atsenuwa (Deputy Vice Chancelor UNILAG), Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN (Attorney General Lagos State), Mr. Gbolahan Adeniran (Attorney General Ogun State), Mr Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem (Dir. Prisoner’s Rights Advocacy Initiative)

    • Moderator: Shola Soyele (Judiciary Correspondent, Channels Television)

  • Presentation of pro bono awards to PILP Partners and launch of online access to justice portal (30 min) remarks by Governor of Lagos State as well as the following member of the PILP Board of Trustees

    • Senator Daisy Danjuma (Chairman PILP Executive Vice Chairman, SAPETRO)

    • Mr. Ade Ipaye (Deputy Chief of Staff, President of FRN) 

    • Professor Lanre Fagbohun SAN (Fmr Vice Chancelor LASU) 

  • Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks by Executive Secretary, PILP Board of Trustees and Directors, Aardschap Foundation (10 min).

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