The Plight of Pre-trial Detianees and the Question of Access to Justice in Nigeria; the Role of Law Clinics

A Case Study of Afikpo and Abakaliki Prisons

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The book is a product of the author’s undergraduate research. It examines the overuse of pretrial detention and access to justice in Nigeria. It also looks at the various roles of law clinics and how these can be used to bring the sufferings and the impediments to Access to Justice of pretrial detainees to the barest minimum. The empirical or non-doctrinal approach of research was used and the two prisons in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. (Abakaliki and Afikpo respectively) were used as case studies. While the Ebonyi State University Law Clinic, Abakaliki was used as a sample for Law Clinics.


Sunday Kenechukwu Agwu


Sunday Kenechukwu Agwu, Esq., ACIArb.(UK), MNIM is a Project Officer at Network of Uni Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) - Nigeria, where he provides technical assistance to over 43 Law Clinics under the Network. Works with the team in developing/ supervising projects with particular emphasis on pre-trial detention, access to justice, street law etc.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


THE PLIGHT OF PRE-TRIAL DETIANEES, THE QUESTION OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN NIGERIA, THE ROLE OF LAW CLINICS, Sunday Kenechukwu Agwu, Law, legal, justice, Afikpo and Abakaliki Prisons, pretrial detention, justice in Nigeria, law clinics

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LAW / Criminal Law