Stanley Ibe

Stanley Ibe
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Stanley Ibe is associate legal officer for Africa at the Open Society Justice Initiative. Previously he served as senior programme manager at Nigeria-based Constitutional Rights Project (CRP), where he coordinated an audit of prisons in the nation’s commercial centre and led the first Nigeria CSO response to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). As a programme officer at the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI Nigeria), he helped nurture pilot law clinics and diversify their funding base. He also worked for Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS), where he co-authored an amicus brief leading to the release of 360 pretrial detainees in Nigeria’s largest prison.
 
For over a decade, he has managed or participated in rule of law programmes in Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa. Along with colleagues and partners across Africa, Ibe has been involved in mobilizing support for a nascent effort to develop regional guidelines on the use and conditions of police custody and pretrial detention under the auspices of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
 
Educated in Lagos, Maastricht and Turku, Ibe holds an LL.B, LL.M in Globalization and Human Rights and postgraduate diploma in international protection of human rights. He has researched and published on the subjects of African human rights system, criminal justice reforms (particularly police and pretrial justice reforms), and socio-economic rights.