E-CASSARE builds on the success of an existing Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded research into Canadian-Nigerian
human rights engagements led by Professor Obiora Okafor.
African Human Rights Action Plan (AHRAP)
We are working to develop and adopt an optimal African Human Rights Action Plan (AHRAP), while allowing Canadian/African foreign policy and human rights practitioners to learn significantly more about aspects of the challenges, accomplishments, and prospects of Canada’s human rights role in Africa.
For several decades, Canada has funded or otherwise supported many human rights, judicial strengthening, institution building, democratization, and poverty alleviation efforts and struggles in Nigeria and the West African sub-continent.
Project Director of E-CASSARE, Professor Obiora Okafor invited by the African Union to serve as an expert adviser in the final drafting workshop for African Union’s Human Rights Action Plan in Addis Ababa, 2019
Osgoode/NIALS/CENSOJ Partnership Development Program Workshop on Canadian-Nigerian Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment held on June 1-2, 2015 at the National Judicial Institute, Airport Road, Abuja