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Protecting Civic Spaces Guidebook

The Protecting Civic Spaces Guidebook is an e-book developed from the guidebooks of the NULAI Justice Education Fellowship. A guide on how to go about protecting your rights, the Protecting Civic Spaces Guidebook focuses on the Rights to Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Assembly and Political Participation. This version has been summarized, for more information on […]

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Section 18 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015: Arresting Without a Warrant

On Section 18 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015,  you will find more details regarding instances where a lawful arrest may be made without a warrant of arrest.

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List of Law Clinics in Nigeria

According to the Network of Universities Legal Aid Institution (NULAI Nigeria), a law clinic is a law office in a university managed by law students in the discharge of pro bono or voluntary services. Law clinics in Nigeria provide free legal services to mostly indigent clients. For the contact details and list of Law Clinics […]

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The Matrimonial Causes Act

The Matrimonial Causes Act (MCA) of 1970 is the main law that governs matrimonial causes in Nigeria. It governs actions incidental to marriage such as legal separation, divorce, annulment, maintenance, custody and others.

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Marriage Act

This is the primary legislation that provides for the carrying out of a valid marriage in Nigeria. It touches on important issues such as marriage districts, preliminaries to marriage, consent to marriage, and celebration of marriage marriages considered invalid among others.

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Compendium of Campus Based Law Clinics in Nigeria

This compilation is a guide to different law clinics in Nigeria as well as the projects they embark on.

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Human Rights Violations by the Nigerian Police: The Nigerian Experience in a Democracy

This study may be useful to learn in more detail about the experiences of Nigerians in the hands of the Nigerian police. Findings of the study provide ample evidence of gross violations of human rights.

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Guidelines on Freedom of Association and Assembly in Africa

The guidelines refer to the right to freedom of assembly in more detail. They were developed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter), which stipulates under Article 45 (1) (b) that the African Commission is mandated “to formulate and lay down, principles and rules aimed […]

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Police Permit Not Required For Rallies in Nigeria

Premium Times Article  expatiating the position of the law on police permit not being a requirement for protest.

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The Nigerian Constitution

The 1999 Nigerian Constitution restored democratic rule to Nigeria in 1999 and remains the ‘grundnorm’ currently in force within the country. Every other law in Nigeria must be consistent with the constitution. The fundamental rights of citizens are protected in the Nigerian Constitution.

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