SERAP Holds Seminar on the Role of Lawyers, Judges in FOI Implementation


The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in collaboration with MacArthur Foundation will host the Nigeria Justice Sector to a one-day seminar on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and its implementation.

The seminar which will be held in Lagos on June 18, 2014 will focus on the Role of Lawyers and Judges in the Implementation of the FOI Act has Hon. Justice C. C. Nweze of the Court of Appeal, Calabar Division as the guest speaker.

According to the Executive Director of SERAP, Adetokunbo Mumuni, “the objective of this Seminar is to contribute to the promotion of transparency and accountability in government and to discuss the potential role for Lawyers and Judges in advancing and reinforcing the effective enforcement and implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.”

The Seminar aims to bring together judges, lawyers, government institutions, civil society organisations, the media and diplomatic missions and embassies, among others, to discuss opportunities provided by the FOI Act for enhancing transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria.

SERAP is a human right non-governmental organization whose mandate include promoting and seeking respect for Socio-Economic Rights of Nigerians, and to promote transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors through human rights