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21 November 2019

British Council trains Lagos magistrates, judges on domestic violence.

In an effort to reduce domestic violence in Lagos State, the British Council has trained about one hundred magistrates and judges on Protection Against Domestic Violence Law. The British Council organised the training through its Rule of Law and Anti-corruption programme, funded by the European Union. Lead Consultant for the training, Prof. Ayo Atsuwa, said the training focused on the safety of vulnerable persons such as domestic servants, spouse, physically challenged and persons. Atsuwa, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, said the law had been there but had little or no effects on victims, as its provisions was yet to be explored for the safety of victims. Coordinator of Rule of Law and Anti-corruption in Lagos State, Ajibola Ajimakiwa, said the two-day training was to build the capacity of justice stakeholders in the state to apply the provisions of the law.

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