The Use of Restorative Justice in Nigeria: Training, Practice and Research

  • Olayode, A. (Consultant)
  • Tim Chapman (Contributor)
  • Martina Jordan (Contributor)
  • Gael Cochrane (Contributor)

Activity: Consultancy typesCPD delivery/organisation of courses for externals (in kind)


Delivered the first stage of a three-part project, involving an online workshop for the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) which focused on providing practical guidance to mostly CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) qualified mediators to deliver a high-quality service in the resolution of Criminal cases where the parties have opted to settle the matter through Restorative Justice (RJ).

Following the success of the online workshop, the next stage (Practice) will involve on-site, face-to-face observations of RJ practice in Lagos State. The on-site trainings with the LMDC mediators would provide the opportunity to not only observe how much from the initial workshops that participants have incorporated in their practice but also, to recommend further areas of improvement. Presently, the proposed period to conduct this is in the summer of 2022.

The final stage of the project (Research) would involve the production of outputs based on the above series of trainings and observations. It is hope that one of the outputs will provide a strategy on the how the experience in Lagos can be replicated in other states in Nigeria, similar to the successful duplication of the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution via the Multi-Door Courthouse system.
Period08 Jul 2021 → …
Work forLagos Multi-Door Courthouse, Lagos State Judiciary, Nigeria
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Restorative Justice
  • Lagos State
  • Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse