HURILAWS began operations in 1997 as a specialist provider of human rights legal services and a purveyor of skills in the legal aspects of transition management.
Today HURILAWS is also a public policy think tank working towards attainment of development, human rights and good governance. In particular, HURILAWS is the driver of the Multi-Sector Law Group (MSLG), which is a multi-disciplinary network of civil society actors and organisations for democratic change in Nigeria.
HURILAWS activities include litigation in the state and federal courts, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, the United Nations international human rights treaty based mechanisms, legislative advocacy, legal assistance, research and publications.
HURILAWS is able to draw on the skills of a range of specialists in law, public and economic policy with a view to promoting human rights, good governance and development in Nigeria and Africa.