Stanley Ibe is associate legal officer for the Africa regional work of the Open Society Justice Initiative. Based in the Abuja office, he previously held senior program position at Constitutional Rights Project where he coordinated a civil society coalition on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Nigeria and conducted an audit of prisons in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Prior to joining Constitutional Rights Project, Ibe was program officer at the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions with responsibility over five pilot university based law clinics in Nigeria. He has also provided program leadership in criminal justice reform and human rights at the Human Rights Law Service.
Ibe has consulted for Nigeria’s lower legislative assembly on an anti-discrimination legislation and Nigerian Bar Association on Africa’s regional human rights institutions.
A Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Ibe holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Globalization and Human Rights from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He is published in diverse subjects of criminal justice reform, international human rights, and international law. His premier co-publication, Travesty of Justice: An Advocacy Manual against the Holding Charge, is a veritable resource for the enforcement of the right to personal liberty in Nigeria.