To be a leading catalyst for correctional reforms and to co-create a criminal justice system hinged on the ideals of human rights and human dignity in Africa.


We are closing the justice gap using legal aid, direct support to incarcerated individuals, evidence-based advocacy and technology.

Our Impact

Using a data-driven approach, Hope Behind Bars Africa tracks the impact of its work in Nigeria. We ensure that we communicate how we support our beneficiaries citizens, support stakeholders and help strengthen the Nigeria’s Criminal Justice system. Follow our impact here.

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Emmanuel Friday was arrested and remanded in 2018 on allegations of committing armed robbery. His appearance in court happened 5 years later, precisely in November 2022,when our volunteer lawyer…

Hope behind Bars Africa secured the unconditional release of another young Nigerian. Azuka Eze was arrested in 2015 and charged for stealing a laptop. With a father who was late and a mother struggling to make ends meet…

Osas, Daniel, Aigbe, and Osahon were imprisoned in the Edo State police cell for several months. They were accused of conspiracy and stealing. The Lawyer for Hope Behind Bars Africa presented a defence on their behalf, which led to ……..

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Technical Partners

On the 7th of June, 2023 Hope Behind Bars Africa was granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This gives us the privilege to engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiaries, such as the United Nations Human Rights Council. Hope Behind Bars Africa also has the privilege to engage in some meetings of the General Assembly and other intergovernmental bodies, as well as the United Nations Secretariat. Our organization has been granted access to United Nations’ Facilities and can share our learnings and recommendations on critical Human Rights issues with a wider base of stakeholders.