CLEEN Foundation in its work to promote accountability and justice in Nigeria received funding support from the MacArthur Foundation to monitor Nigeria’s Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.
In pursuit of this mandate, CLEEN Foundation recently launched the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) Anambra state working group on the 11 October 2018 at the Ministry of Justice Conference Hall, Awka, Anambra state. The working group has the responsibility to ensure that ACJA 2015 is effectively implemented in the state.
Part of the activities during the launch was the introduction of the “Uwazi Platform” The platform which host records of corruption cases, seeks to make information on corruption cases easily accessible to lawyers, law enforcement agencies, judges, researchers, prosecutors, Civil Society Organizations (CSO), Activist and public officials who are seeking knowledge in the administration of justice. So far 128 Judgments have been uploaded on the web portal – For more information visit portal at https://cleen.uwazi.io
Project implementation partners have also been trained on how to collect data from court proceedings and cases and upload to the portal.
The project in addition to making records of corruption cases readily available , also seeks to promote awareness and deepen knowledge of the application of the ACJA in Nigeria. So far under the project,
CLEEN Foundation has put in place Project working groups in six states namely Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Oyo, and Anambra that are expected to meet on a quarterly basis to take stock on progress made in the implementation of the project and ACJA respectively.
Esther Mabadeje and Ademola Adewuyi, CLEEN Foundation