Event Date and time: Thursday 22nd June, 2017 | 18:00 – 20:00 

Venue details: Africa Research Institute | 55 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QL

Organisers: Africa Research Institute 

Event website: Justice without lawyers in Nigeria: How Lagos fashioned an alternative to litigation 

Event cost: Free

When the LMDC opened in 2002, it was Africa’s first court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centre. Adapted from a concept first articulated by a Harvard law professor, but embracing indigenous dispute resolution practices, the LMDC was both innovative and rooted in Nigeria’s past. Fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) have since replicated the model, which consistently resolves cases more quickly, cheaply and amicably than Nigeria’s congested courts.

Join us for the launch of “How alternative dispute resolution made a comeback in Nigeria’s courts”, where its authors will chart the resurgence of ADR and the gradual erosion of a long-standing bias towards litigation.

Speakers:

Dr Emilia Onyema, Senior lecturer in international commercial law at SOAS, University of London

Dr Monalisa Ofure Odibo, Author of a doctoral thesis on the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) scheme

Kehinde Aina (tbc), Founder of the LMDC; Partner at Aina Blankson LP; Founder of NCMG International

The event is free and open to all but spaces are limited. To avoid disappointment please register on Eventbrite.

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