The Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) organized a two day Training on the Public Defender’s office (PDO) Manual. This is in furtherance of the Greater Access to Defense and Justice (GADJET) project.
The project team developed a Manual, first of its kind, which is to serve as a state model capable of replication in other parts of Nigeria, the staff were enjoined to seek to incorporate the latest international standard into the PDO operations, including UN G.A. Resolution 67/187, United Nations Principles and Guidance on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems. In addition, to serve clients in Kano, PDO staffs will be expected to contribute to the Nigerian state level strategies that highlight and expose issues that may be appropriate for resolution through group representation and/or legislative, policy, or regulatory reforms. It is on the premise that the project team organized two day training for the PDO staff to go over the manual.