About us

About Us

The Centre for the Advocacy of Justice and Rights (CAJR) is a non- governmental, non- profit making and independent organization established for the promotion of social justice, peace, fundamental human rights, rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. The Centre was founded in April 2007 and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Nigeria, under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), in 2010.
We believe that every Nigerian irrespective of age, gender, religious beliefs, ethnicity and sexual orientation should have their human rights respected, promoted and protected.


We envision a society where justice and peace are seen as sacred needs of all human beings and access to justice as an inalienable right of all.


To promote social justice, peace, fundamental human rights, rule of law, accountability and good governance as critical elements of a developed and civilized society.

Core Values

  • Valuing people
  • Integrity [ transparency and accountability]
  • Neutrality
  • Creativity/innovation
  • Professionalism

Our Accountability To Stakeholders

  • We treat all people equally with respect
  • As individuals and as an organization, we act ethically
  • There is transparency and openness about the work we do and how we do it

CAJR stakeholders are organizations or people that are affected by CAJR’ actions and decisions

Our Aims and Objectives

The Centre for the Advocacy of Justice and Rights aims:

  1. To advocate for good governance as a means of promoting human rights and justices in Nigeria.
  2. To build the capacity of the citizenry to demand and assert their basic rights from duty bearers.
  3. To promote and provide free legal services to indigent citizens(pro-bono) and make justice accessible to all through the promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and provision of counselling
  4. .  To partner with State and National Assembly to advocate for an improved and reformed justice system in Nigeria.
  5. .    To promote the rights of the Nigerian child particularly the right to basic education
  6. To advocate for a peaceful society aimed at promoting sustainable development. CAJR believes that there can’tbe any meaningful development, social justice, rule of law where there is no peaceful coexistence among citizens.

What We Do

Our program areas are as follows:

  • Human Rights and Social Justice.
  • Peace Building
  • Empowerment
  • Gender and Reproductive Health
  • Conflict Mitigation and Management
  • Good Governance
  • HIV/AIDSMainstreaming
  • Training and Mentoring
  • Consultancy
  • Advocacy