QUB Engaged Research Seed Fund

  • Olayode, Adeniyi (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Adeniyi currently has a consultancy with the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse to assist them with increasing their capacity to handle Restorative Justice (RJ) cases under a project titled 'The Use of Restorative Justice in Nigeria: Training, Practice and Research'. Funding from the Engaged Research seed Fund was used to organize an online training workshop for some their mediators on RJ procedures and best practice. He acted as the Co-Lead of the workshop and was on the panel of contributors. Funding acquired was to the sum of £4,200 (Four Thousand, Two Hundred Pounds).

The training met the 16th UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ as the project involves improving the judicial structure of Lagos State to enable it implement RJ as part of its responses in resolving criminal matters under its judicial system. The training also complies with the 17th UN SDG of ‘Partnerships for the Goals’ as the training was a result of the collaborative effort between the LMDC and Queen’s University Belfast.

The training provided 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. The RJ process can be initiated at either the pre-charge, pre-trial and pre-conviction stages of the criminal justice process.
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