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Legal Defence and Assistance Project (Nigeria)

Lagos, Nigeria
Joined August 2017

LEDAP is an equal opportunity organisation that seeks to advance human rights and rule of law through provision of public defender service and raising awareness on human rights.

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights

Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) is a nonprofit organization of lawyers and law professionals, engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. It has observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and also in partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights and the rule of law.

LEDAP was established in 1997 by a group of human rights lawyers who had been detained without charge under the military Government. The organization has grown to over 3000 members across Nigeria. Its national office is in Lagos and has five zonal offices across the country. LEDAP has enlisted 750 lawyers and over 50 paralegals who assist more than 6,000 indigent clients pro bono each year It’s organizational structure include an advisory board, a management board and the Secretariat of 15 staff.

LEDAP has three main programme areas, namely the Rule of Law, Human Security and Women’s Human Rights Programmes. Project activities under the programmes are aimed at matching support and service deliveries with reforms advocacy in the broad areas of the rights to life, access to justice, human dignity, and respect for the rights of women.

People Associated With This Organization

Adaobi Egboka

Legal Defence and Assistance Project... (Unverified)
Joined January 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Women's Rights
Adaobi Egboka is the Executive Programmes Director of Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) one of the major human rights organization in Nigeria. She is a human rights advocate in Nigeria.
A lawyer with over ten years’ experience in access to justice and good governance issues. She is experienced in NGO management, projects coordination, fund raising, stakeholders management and capacity building as well as team building.

She is a fellow of the Global Network for Public Interest Law (PILnet) and served as a visiting scholar in Columbia University Law School, New York. She had an internship at the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) New York office in 2014. Currently at the University of Washington, Seattle, undertaking her LLM in Sustainable International Development Law. She has an Interested in grassroots citizenship engagement for accountability.

Pamela Nwune

Legal Defence and Assistance Project...
Joined August 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Women's Rights
Pamela Nwune is a senior Legal /programme officer with Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) an NGO focused on the promotion and protection of human rights, rule of law and access to justice in Nigeria. In her role with LEDAP, Pamela delivers pro-bono services to survivors of human rights violations and also oversees the implementation of criminal justice and women’s rights projects in the organization.

Pamela holds a bachelor degree in Law and has been called to the Nigeria Bar. She is currently undergoing her Masters’ degree in law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Chartered Secretary and member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She is currently the coordinator of working group of eight (WG8) on violence against women in Lagos, Nigeria.

I strongly believe this network will serve as a good platform for exchange of professional knowledge and experience on both challenges and successful actions on better ways to enforce legal empowerment initiatives.
Pamela Nwune is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legal Defence and Assistance Project (Nigeria).

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