Informal Justice Court: scalable model
The Informal Justice Court is set-up as an action-research program which aims to identify the challenges and possible solutions of the pre-trial detention in Lagos and to explore how the informal justice court can be scaled to other prisons in Nigeria and abroad. The inmates together with a team of theatermakers, lawyers, artists and scholars will thus learn by doing.
The project will explore if and how the Informal Justice Court, including the use of theater as a means of rehabilitation, can be a scalable model to be applied in other prisons in Nigeria and internationally. The investigation of pre-trial detention from within prison is set up as a pilot that will provide new perspectives and hopefully produce innovative knowledge that can be used by a wider justice community combating a similar pre-trail problem.
What creative and innovative solutions from the project can be used to improve the pre-trial situation in Lagos? And what insights can be gained from the project for the pre-trial situation internationally? How can the Informal Justice Court and the use of theater become a model that can help improve and accelerate access to justice and increase the chance of reintegration of awaiting trial inmates?
Read the provisional scalability report here.
Enlarge the steps to a scalable model here.