Maxwell Kadiri

Maxwell Kadiri
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Maxwell Kadiri is associate legal officer on the Africa regional work of the Open Society Justice Initiative. Based in the Abuja office, Kadiri is a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has considerable experience, while working for NGOs and private law firms, litigating free expression and media issues, including undertaking public interest litigation, reforming Nigerian media laws, strengthening the freedom of the press, and generally ensuring the establishment of a culture of transparency and accountability in government through allowing for public access to government held information.

In the past, Kadiri worked as the Nigerian Country Advocate for the Global Internet Policy Initiative where he participated in the drafting of the new National Information Technology Bill, the freedom of information bill in Nigeria.