Seminar to raise Capacity within the Criminal Justice System
The British Nigeria Law
Forum (BNLF) a bilateral, voluntary, professional organisation (based in the UK
and Nigeria), which promotes the development of the law and lawyers cordially invites
you to the BNLF Seminar on Terrorism Law & Enforcement at Protea Hotel, Asokoro, Abuja on 3rd February 2015 at 12 noon. 
objective of this event is to raise awareness of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011 & 2013 (TPA) among lawyers,
security agents, law enforcement officers and other interested parties. It will
highlight the efforts made by the Federal Government to fight terrorism within
the ambit of the Nigerian Constitution and international law. 

Other issues for discussion include:

·   Examining the role of the National Security Adviser
as coordinator of security agencies under the TPA
·     Developing a synergy between law enforcement
officers, prosecutors and defence counsel
·      Working with govt. agencies and NGOs towards
protecting victims & witnesses of terrorist atrocities
Addressing challenges faced by prosecutors in
bringing offenders to justice

Keynote addresses and papers include:-

  • Anti-Terrorism
    Law in Nigeria -What Safeguards for the Rule of Law?
    address by Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, CFR, Hon. Attorney-General of the
    Federation & Minister of Justice (HAGF)
  •  Overview of
    Nigeria’s Counter-terrorism Strategy
    of the NSA as Coordinator under the Terrorism Prevention Act
    , by Office of
    the National Security Adviser
  •  Q& A session chaired by Prof Peter Akper SAN,
    OFR, Senior Special Assistant to HAGF.

Entry is free but places
are limited. Please register your interest (full names, professional address
& phone numbers) by email to the name and number below no later than 12
noon on Friday, 30th January 2015.
Babatunde Akinyanju
Chair, British Nigeria Law Forum
Tel: +2349090667136