The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), a Nigerian human rights NGO engaged in legal aid and judiciary training on human rights, will be holding series of training sessions between February and June 2000 on human rights in the administration of justice for customary and sharia court judges in Nigeria. Customary courts in Nigeria dispense traditional laws and values and a majority of the people in the southern part of the country are subject to the these courts. The sharia courts are the equivalent in the northern part of the country. The case docket of these lower courts are more than the list of the mainstream common law courts. LEDAP is seeking materials and comparative curriculum for training in this area, in particular, with reference to: - integration of universal human rights principles into the customary and sharia judicial processes, which themselves are diverse within same jurisdiction; - training of lay judges (customary and sharia court judges in Nigeria had no formal legal education) on human rights in the administration of justice; - new concepts in human rights and the Law, human rights and justice delivery, and human rights and customs/religion; - any issue/material/resource of interest that may be of help in preparing the curriculum. We have prepared a needs assessment study (available soon on our Web site) but we require comparative input from other jurisdictions. Many thanks for your assistance. Yours Sincerely, Chinonye Obiagwu National Co-ordinator Legal Defence and Assistance Project LEDAP 3rd floor Lamlat House 270 Ikorodu Road Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: + 234 1 4936580 - 1 Fax: + 234 1 4935681 E-mail: Ledap@hyperia.com http://www.kabissa.org/ledap ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ To subscribe to the list, send a message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with the following text in the message: subscribe hr-education To unsubscribe from the list, send a message to <email@example.com>, with the following text in the message: unsubscribe hr-education If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. *Por información en espanol, por favor contactar <email@example.com>. Pour assistance en francais, merci de contacter <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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