Justice Research Institute LTD. GTE

Justice Research Institute (Ltd. Gte.) (JRI) is a public/private think tank on justice policy and research centre established in 2005. JRI is affiliated with the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Akoka, and the Public Interest Network, New York, USA. JRI is a national leader for soucing data and critical information on the justice sector in Nigeria. JRI designs and implements capacity building programmes for Justice sector institutions and actors. JRI also provides research, resources, and communication support to the government for advocacy and reform in critical sectors. JRI aims to be the most reliable source for data and critical information on the justice sector in Nigeria.

Capacity Development Trainings

The Justice Research Institute undertakes research, policy development and capacity building for operators and stakeholders across sectors. In the last few years, JRI has had its focus on the public sector, particularly, government parastatals and civil society organisations.

Some of our work includes the provision of training and induction courses for magistrates and judges of Lagos State Judiciary, the facilitating of sharing-meetings and round tables on new Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and the Child Rights Law, board retreat for members of Lagos State Judicial Commission as well as several capacity building workshops for prosecutors, investigators and officials of Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

JRI also implemented capacity building seminars for internal and external solicitors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 2019, JRI organised the yearly NDIC’s sensitisation seminar for Federal High Court Judges to develop their capacity with the goal of keeping Judges abreast of current trends in Deposit Insurance Law and practices; as well as advances in DIS practices around the world.


Seminar Workshops

The workshop programmes at the Institute, bring together expert facilitators across the relevant fields to educate and inspire participants. The workshops lay foundation for scholarly and research endeavours as well as policy development. Some of the workshops we currently run are:


E-Legal Library

The bedrock of our work at the Institute is research. One of our major projects is the JRI Database project, which is the curation of a digital library comprising of information on key institutions and all relevant information considered to be critical to the justice sector. Apply here to be a member of the Institute and to have access to all our resources.

The Elias Centre,

4A/16 Ademola Street, Off Awolowo Road,

South West Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria