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Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Ghana

Accra, Ghana
Joined September 2017

Human Rights, Human Dignity for all. LRC is committed to the realization of human dignity by building human rights capacities. LRC does this by facilitating the establishment of human rights cities.

Presence in: Ghana
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Legal Resources Centre is a non-governmental organisation with significant community-based grassroots initiatives. The LRC develops human rights capacities within communities where it works so as to ensure social progress and development through the instrumentation of law, justice, development and good governance.

The LRC also links community concerns to national level policy institutions to ensure that decisions take into consideration less privileged populations within Ghana. The core elements of the LRC’s work are three-fold:

  • Build Human Rights within Communities
  • Influence National and Local Policy Institutions
  • Bridge Community Concerns with National Policy Decision-making

LRC’s activities are carried out across the full gamut of human rights including:

  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Civil and Political Rights and
  • Rights as are related to Human Development

Our Philosophy

The basic philosophy of the LRC is that every human being deserves to live in dignity and that human rights constitute not only a vision but a tool for achieving human dignity. The LRC also believes that an enduring development may only be achieved in an environment where the majority of the citizenry:

  • Know and understand their basic human rights.
  • Have quick and effective access to justice and entitlements; and
  • Understand and play their role in the functioning of the institutions of state.

The LRC carries out its projects under two (2) main programmes. These are:

We also believe that Human Rights must be systematically implemented and mainstreamed in the National Development Agenda of Ghana.

People Associated With This Organization

Daphne Lariba Nabila

Ghana  
Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Ghana
Joined September 2017
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency
I’m the Executive Director of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Ghana. I lead management to provide direction, leadership and management expertise for shaping and operationalising all aspects of work of the LRC, and in the two Programmes of the LRC: Human Rights Cities and Research, Advocacy and Advisory Services. I’m a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana, I obtained a Certificate to Practice Law from the Ghana School of Law. I obtained my Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Degree from the University of Ghana and Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Law from Harvard Law School. My organization has been running a Legal Aid clinic for the past 19years and there are a lot of roadblocks and bottlenecks in the criminal justice system. To mention a few, there is no way of tracing a docket using technology, administration of Justice is very slow and there are also a lot of remand prisoners due to the bottlenecks the justice sector faces. I would like to explore methods to resolve this situation.

Enock Jengre

Ghana  
Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Ghana
Joined November 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Disability Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Policy Advocacy, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Enock is a Programme Officer at the LRC. He is also a Rule of Law Specialist on the USAID Justice Sector Support Activity which monitors the implementation of Ghana Case Tracking System (CTS), a software system established to track criminal cases in Ghana`s justice delivery system. He holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Social Administration and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Integrated Business Studies from the University for Development Studies, Ghana. He also holds a Certificate in Road Safety from the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to joining the LRC in 2016, he worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Law and Legal Studies, School of Business and Law, University for Development Studies from 2013 to 2016. At the LRC, he conducts research and advocacy on topical issues impacting on projects. He has at least eleven (11) cumulative years working experience in Ghana`s justice delivery system. His recent research study into Ghana`s criminal justice system with lessons from other jurisdictions is being used as advocacy for reforms in harnessing the uptake of technology in Ghana`s justice delivery space. He also serves as the lead technical expert in developing, coordinating and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of a robust monitoring plan for the CTS. He ensures that sustainability principles are incorporated into all implemented interventions, as well as building programmatic synergies with the criminal justice administration strengthening initiatives ongoing in the sector to avoid duplication.

Enock has skills in project management, monitoring and evaluation. He has attended many workshops, seminars and conferences at both national and international levels and presented papers. His research interests are in the areas of policy advocacy and influencing, access to justice, human rights, gender and cultural issues and sustainable development. To his credit, Enock has published a number of articles in internationally recognized journals. He has since 2019 been a reviewer for the Open Journal of Leadership (OJL), a Scientific Research Publishing Incorporation based in the United States. Upon joining this Network, he looks forward to working with Network members and other partners in enhancing access to justice and legal aid and being the voice for the voiceless in society.

Salifu Abdulmujeeb

Ghana  
Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Ghana (Unverified)
Joined April 2020
Interests: Education, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
Salifu Abdul-Mujeeb is an experience community liaison officer with a good personal skill in community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation of projects. He has over 15 years working experience mostly as a programme officer planning and implementing activities under his jurisdiction. Abdul-Mujeeb now managers a number of projects and programmes playing the role of a senior manager in People’s Dialogue on Human Settlements (PD) – a not for profit organization affiliated to Shark/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) based in Cape Town South Africa. PD primarily builds the voice and agency of slum dweller communities throughout the cities in Ghana, with a special focus on the role of women, in order to achieve inclusive cities in which the urban poor are to be at the centre of strategies and decision-making for equitable urban development. Am looking for effective collaboration and sustainable partnership with International Non-Governmental Organizations who share similar interest.

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