Following the unprecedented threat from Covid-19 around the world, the judicial and legal sectors have not been exempted. The pandemic has given rise to problems in the operation of courts and legal practices as well as posing novel legal dilemmas.
For that reason AGA-Africa in collaboration with the Kogi State, Nigeria organized a webinar themed “Impact of Covid-19 on the Administration of Criminal Justice and Access to Justice” which was held on 23rd and 24th November, 2020.
This webinar came at a most opportune moment bringing together prosecution officers across the continent to share challenges, ideas and emerging best practices around how to effectively deal with the implications of Covid-19.
The Webinar was officially opened by AGA-Africa Board Member, Markus Green and ably moderated by Ebelechukwu Enedah Partner, PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors and AGA-Africa’s Country Coordinator for Nigeria.
The distinguished panelists gracing the webinar were Abdullahi W. Zakari Esq, Director General, Office of the Public Defender and Citizens’ Rights Commission, Kogi State; Adenrera Olayinka Adeyemi, Director of Public Prosecutions Lagos State; Henry Coker, Former Chief Deputy at San Diego County Public Defender; Jesus L. Romero, Office of the Public Defender San Diego Chula Vista, CA and Member NITA; Chief Anthony Idigbe , SAN Senior Partner At Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors and Stephen Kiptinness, Senior Partner, Technology & Intellectual Property, Kenya.