The blogger, the host and producer of Expert Views on ADR (EVA), recently interviewed Mrs Achere Cole, the Ag. Director of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse. She was among the dignitaries appointed to set up the first Restorative Justice Manual in Nigeria; She has national and regional experience building ADR mechanisms and capacity. LMDC is the first Multi-Door Courthouse or Court-Connected ADR centre in Africa.
Minor Criminal Offences settled via Restorative Justice (RJ):
We discussed the role of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) in Nigeria and its newest door -Restorative Justice (focuses on Minor Criminal Offences and aims to restore or repair the harm caused by the offender) while touching on several aspects of Industrial relations in Nigeria. It is pertinent to point out that for the first time, my PhD findings (2019-2020) (Dr Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu) revealed that minor criminal matters were settled via the Restorative Justice Door in Nigeria, precisely in both Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) and Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse (ESMDC).
I am excited to present the above findings at the SLSA Annual Conference 2023 at Ulster University, Derry-Londonderry.
Please have a look at the full link to the interview below.