Title Supporting Restorative Justice in Nigeria Degree of recognition International Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 01/09/2021 Description In July 2021 a Restorative Justice (RJ) Training Workshop was conducted for the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) as part of a collaborative effort between the LMDC and Queen's University Belfast. The LMDC is a court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centre that specialises in ADR and deals primarily with cases referred to them by the Lagos State Judiciary in Nigeria. As part of the Judiciary's plan to include RJ in the judicial process in Lagos State, the Courthouse was recently granted the go-ahead to accept RJ cases.
As part of a series of training workshops to increase capacity, Dr Olayode from the School of Law organised training for LMDC mediators on RJ procedures and best practice. He was Co-Lead of the workshop and was on the panel of contributors which included Tim Chapman, Martina Jordan and Gael Cochrane.
Dr Olayode secured funding for the workshops from the Queen's University Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences through the Engaged Research Fund Seed Scheme.
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/news/SupportingRestorativeJusticeinNigeria.html Persons Adeniyi Olayode
- Restorative Justice, Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, Nigeria, School of Law Queen's University Belfast, Lagos State Judiciary