Popular human rights and justice reform NGO, Citizens Gavel is launching a monthly meet up, Justice Lab, to address justice and human rights issues in its Ibadan office.
Team Lead, Citizens Gavel Nelson Olanipekun believes that “if banking, telecoms, and even motorcycle hailing services can redesign, automate and provide user-friendly service delivery, the justice sector is late to the game and justice lab can change that”
Nelson explains that Justice Lab will address salient issues like “How do we increase the speed of justice delivery in Nigeria? How do we move the justice sector from the sickening and inefficient predominant manual system to automation? How well do citizens fair without a user-friendly justice delivery system currently in practice and how do we solve the challenges attached to that?
“What is the right course of action to take when faced with legal issues etc? These questions and more would be adequately discussed such that solutions are proffered most especially by budding issues in the justice space.”
The Justice Lab will “create an avenue for citizens, legal and tech experts’ interaction on issues bordering on legal related areas to inform and enlighten public members on legal issues as well as demystify confusions about their fundamental human rights as well as creating solutions to problems. Justice Lab is an offshoot initiative of Citizens Gavel; a think tank developed to partner with willing stakeholders to design and experiment with new products, actively reanalyze, experiment, redesign current practices that are outdated and develop new solutions to meet the justice needs. It also seeks to discuss the forward movement of the justice sector.” He added
“Although, Gavel has been known for utilizing the power of social media to open doors to help Nigerians seek redress for human rights abuses and other legal issues, Justice Lab, aims to use discourse, justice tech solutions and direct engagement with stakeholders to impact positively in the space.” He emphasized