In recognition of her efforts towards the advancement of human rights in Nigeria, CLEEN Foundation has been awarded the 2019 Human Rights Advocacy and Partnership Award by the University of Lagos. The award was presented to CLEEN Foundation for her commitment towards the enforcement and protection of human rights in Nigeria at the 1st Annual Human Rights Forum organized by the Human Rights Clinic, University of Lagos on Wednesday 11th September, 2019. The Forum which was themed “Capital Punishment: A Quintessential Option in the Pursuit of Justice” had in attendance dignitaries from government agencies, the legal profession and civil society organisations from different parts of the country.
Mrs Blessing Abiri, Program Advisor and Head of Lagos Office of CLEEN Foundation stated that the award is a positive development and recognition of the efforts of the organisation aimed at promoting human rights for the last 21 years.
The CLEEN Foundation (formerly known as Centre for Law Enforcement Education in Nigeria) is a non-governmental organization established in January 1998 with a mission to promote public safety, security and accessible justice through the strategies of empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications, in partnership with government, civil society and the private sector. Our vision is to be the leading civil society organization on public safety, security and access to justice in Africa.
In 2006, CLEEN Foundation became the first African NGO to win the MacArthur Foundation award for creative and effective institutions. In 2016, CLEEN Foundation won three different awards namely: Advocate for Social Justice Award; The Best E-Governance Project Award and Best NGO in ICT Deployment Award. CLEEN Foundation has Observer Status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights. You can visit www.cleen.org for more information on the organisation.
Benson Olugbuo, PhD