26th to 28th March 2008. Lagos, Nigeria.
This was IHRDA’s first ESCR litigation training and case identification workshop in Nigeria,held in partnership with the Social Economic Rights Action Centre [SERAC]. Participants included representatives from the judiciary, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the Nigerian Bar Association, civil society organisations and private legal practitioners. The workshop examined the question of justiciability of economic and social rights in Nigeria, strategies for litigating economic and social rights in Nigeria and at the regional level, and the human rights dimensions of the indigene/settler divide in Nigeria.
The last session of the workshop was a case identification exercise. Participants were divided into groups and using complaint forms, they identified possible cases to pursue. A plenary session following the group work discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the cases identified.