FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR 200 POOR INMATES IN 2024

by HEADFORT FOUNDATION
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR 200 POOR INMATES IN 2024
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR 200 POOR INMATES IN 2024
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR 200 POOR INMATES IN 2024
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR 200 POOR INMATES IN 2024

Summary

Free Legal Assistance for 200 Poor Inmates in Nigeria prison in 2014 aims to provide legal representation to vulnerable inmates, preventing wrongful convictions and upholding human rights. By addressing systemic and economic inequalities among persons in conflict with the law, the project seeks to foster a fairer and more just criminal justice system, empowering marginalized communities and setting a precedent for future advocacy efforts.

$100,000
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$99,800
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1
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17
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Challenge

In Nigeria, the lack of access to legal representation for impoverished inmates poses a significant challenge to the principles of justice and human rights. Despite constitutional provision, many indigent individuals find themselves detained without legal assistance, leading to prolonged incarceration, wrongful convictions, and a perpetuation of social inequities. This lack of legal representation violates fundamental rights, and undermines the credibility of justice system.

Solution

This project will deploy legal experts to provide free representation and advocacy for 200 impoverished awaiting trial inmates in Nigeria who cannot afford lawyers. Through legal consultations, representation in court proceedings, and advocacy for fair treatment, the project aims to secure just outcomes, prevent wrongful convictions, ensure right to fair trial and hearing, and uphold the rights of vulnerable individuals within the criminal justice system.

Long-Term Impact

The potential long term impacts includes; Reducing Injustice: By ensuring fair legal representation, the project can help prevent wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice, thereby promoting confidence in the legal system. Addressing Systemic Issues: By highlighting and addressing disparities in access to legal aid, the project will contribute to broader discussions about systemic inequalities within the criminal justice system, potentially leading to policy reforms.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

HEADFORT FOUNDATION

Location: Magodo, Lagos - Nigeria
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @headfortf
Project Leader:
OLUYEMI ORIJA
Magodo , Lagos Nigeria

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