Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP)
LEDAP – Legal Defence & Assistance Project provides legal aid to victims of human rights violations, campaign for abolition of the death penalty in Nigeria, documentation of unlawful killings in Nigeria, support to torture survivors, domestic violence support to victims, legislative advocacy on criminal justice, gender violence, human rights.
LEDAP is a member of the National Death Penalty Group (NDELPEG), a network of NGOs and campaigners for abolition of the death penalty in Nigeria, of the Coalition against Rape in Nigeria, and the Coalition against violence in election. It has Observer status with the African Commision on Human and Peoples Rights. It also works with Advocat Sans Frontieres, Amnesty International and the National Human Rights Commission.
Regarding its work on the death penalty, it organized training for journalists and NGOs road walk on October 10 2009, 2010, 2011 on World Day against the use of the death penalty, prepared draft bill for abolition of death penalty, and legal defence for over 40 persons on death row in Nigeria.
LEDAP is the West Africa Focal Point of the Coalition on Effective African Court on Human and People’s Rights’.