The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has nominated Professor Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, OON,to represent the NBA on the EU-Nigeria-UNODC-CTED Partnership Project III on Strengthening Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism and Violent Extremism” funded by the European Union, which is slated for 3rd-5th October, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria.
The EU-Nigeria-UNODC-CTED Partnership Project III: Support for Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism and Violent Extremism is the third phase of the EU-UNODC partnership to support Nigeria to prevent and counter-terrorism through human rights-compliant criminal justice measures against terrorism. The programme focuses on further strengthening the capacity of Nigeria to effectively investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate terrorism offences, with respect for the rule of law and human rights, and to counter violent extremism. This phase of the programme prioritizes support for Nigeria to deal with the unique terrorism-related criminal justice challenges in Northeast Nigeria, the region most affected by Boko Haram. The project was designed and is being implemented in close consultation with Nigerian counterparts and will support the implementation of the Nigerian Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, which was adopted in 2017. Read more here
Professor Joy Ngozi Ezeilo is the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. She has served Nigerian governments at both the state and federal levels in different capacities; notably as the Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Enugu State (2003-2004), and a federal delegate to the National Political Reform Conference.
Recently, she was appointed by the Honourable Attorney General and the Minister for Justice to chair the Committee drafting a Bill Elimination of Violence and by the Enugu State Governor as a member of the Governing Council of Citizen’s Rights and Mediation Center, Enugu.